The cheapest times to fly from TIA to SNA are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from TIA to SNA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1849 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $585 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Tirana (TIA) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $589 to $1186 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $588. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1802. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1214 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $711 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TIA to SNA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TIA to SNA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

TIA to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TIA to SNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Tirana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SNA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TIA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $170 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $727. Return trip prices are from the SNA to TIA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from TIA to SNA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from TIA to SNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 2.39% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See TIA to LAX flights


Flight Hacking TIA to SNA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from TIA to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (TIA > CPH > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $36 (5.06%)

See TIA to flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TIA to SNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Tirana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6590 miles or 10606 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TIA to SNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TIA to SNA flight is about 12 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Tirana and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from TIA to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TIA
Origination airport name Tirana International Airport
City Tirana
Country Albania
Latitude 41.4
Longitude 19.7

Return Airport

Destination code SNA
Destination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9


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