The average price of a 7-day trip to Santa Ana is $2,110 for a solo traveler, $3,790 for a couple, and $7,104 for a family of 4. Santa Ana hotels range from $68 to $311 per night with an average of $97, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $640 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) are between $738 and $1,159 per person for economy flights and $2,316 to $3,637 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $44 to $118 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Santa Ana, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SNA and stay in a Santa Ana hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Santa Ana is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Santa Ana Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Santa Ana for a week is $1,245-$3,250($178-$464 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $118 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $1,032 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $113 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $190 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $2,584-$5,362($369-$766 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $236 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $2,064 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $113 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $190 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $3,996-$9,382($571-$1,340 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $472 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $4,128 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $226 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $304 to $325 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Santa Ana

How cheap can you make a vacation to Santa Ana? The cheapest trip to Santa Ana is about $138 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $57.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Santa Ana for a week is $969-$2,416($138-$345 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $1,032 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $1,596-$3,812($228-$545 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $2,064 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $3,192-$7,114($456-$1,016 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $4,128 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $136 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $255 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Santa Ana cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Santa Ana Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Santa Ana.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Santa Ana for a week is $2,389-$11,693($341-$1,670 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $79 to $236 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $966 to $2,745 for first class

Lodging: $145 to $311 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Santa Ana for a week is $3,908-$16,090($558-$2,299 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $158 to $472 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,932 to $5,490 for first class

Lodging: $145 to $311 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Santa Ana for a week is $7,816-$29,264($1,117-$4,181 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $316 to $944 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,864 to $10,980 for first class

Lodging: $290 to $622 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $896 to $1,946 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Santa Ana Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Santa Ana is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Santa Ana due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Santa Ana Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Santa Ana hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Santa Ana.

 

Flight Costs to Santa Ana

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,159 average in late July to a low of $738 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $716. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Santa Ana our data includes 869 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Santa Ana from an airport like Asmara International (ASM) in Asmara (Eritrea) for an average $6,848 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $152.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Santa Ana, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $421, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Santa Ana can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $775 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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