The cheapest times to fly from YIW to SNA are

  • January 29th to April 22nd (except the week of March 12th)
  • June 11th to July 8th
  • August 20th to October 14th
  • November 5th to November 25th

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 YIW to SNA is early September. Prices can be as high as $3611 for Saturday flights during early May, or as low as $596 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Yiwu (YIW) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $808 to $2139 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $710. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2197. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1487 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1150 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YIW to SNA flight.

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

YIW to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YIW to SNA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Yiwu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Ana, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Yiwu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $628 (34%) 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 $1073. Return trip prices are from the SNA to YIW 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 YIW 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 59 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 YIW to SNA while comparing.

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

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 42.48% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See YIW to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 13.30% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See YIW to SAN flights


Flight Hacking YIW 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 YIW to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (YIW > SFO > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $874
  • Average savings: $277 (24.04%)

See YIW to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (YIW > LAX > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $169 (14.65%)

See YIW to SFO flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (YIW > SJC > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $135 (11.7%)

See YIW to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6669 miles or 10733 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YIW to SNA flight is about 12 hour 59 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from YIW to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YIW
Origination airport name Yiwu Airport
City Yiwu
Country China
Latitude 29.3
Longitude 120

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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