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Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 36m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Flight Price $117
Distance 372 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta

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Low Season:
July
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
27%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$199
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$136
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $136 or less.
The cheapest flight from Santa Ana to San Francisco was found 88 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is July.
Morning departure is around 111% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Santa Ana to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Santa Ana to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 20m, covering a distance of 372 miles.
How many flights are there between Santa Ana and San Francisco?
There are 765 (nonstop) flights between Santa Ana and San Francisco per week, averaging 109 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($117), United Airlines ($117) and American Airlines ($198).
Do I need a passport to fly between Santa Ana and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Santa Ana and San Francisco?
Air Canada (22 times daily), United Airlines (20 times daily), Copa Airlines (14 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Santa Ana to San Francisco?
For Santa Ana to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Santa Ana, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Santa Ana to San Francisco?
When flying out of Santa Ana you will be using Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty, often referred to as Santa Ana Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Santa Ana
$117
only
$117
Destination
San Francisco
$117
only
$117
Tue, Jun 18
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Tue, Jun 25
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 45m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SNA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2 hours late, with no response as to why.

SEA
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Should have let me cancel, or gave me credit for another flight, my schedule changers and I asked 2 months in advance, they could care less

PVR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went super smoothly

Cons: Wouldn’t change a thing

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was quick and easy.

Cons: N/A

BOS
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Really turbulent, but I realize that’s out of the pilots control. WiFi was not good. Plane seats were somewhat comfortable.

Sat, Aug 3
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 20m
Wed, Aug 7
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 36m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love how polite and efficient your employees are. I was immediately offered assistance with baggage check in and with using the kiosk. You should be very proud of these staff for they represent United well. I thoroughly enjoyed every member I met.Thank you for a 100% wonderful experience.

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delays on the Tarmac at both arrival and take off. I would have missed my connecting flight if it hadn't been cancelled anyway.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.8

Cons: I thought it was ridiculous you had to pay to watch tv despite there being a monitor in each seat. That was the first time I've encountered that on a flight.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have had to make numerous trips to San Fransisco over the past 4 months and EVERY time our flight was early. I've never waited too long and always had a great flight crew. Thank you!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Anytime things are new, and the basic needs are met for service, I think people will be happy. But! Timing was estimate for an 8:56 arrival and we landed at 8:30, so great timing too.

Sat, Nov 9
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
5h 59m
Mon, Nov 11
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 39,148 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
PRG
Poor 0.0

Pros: this flight was canceled!

ORD
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew did a great job!

Cons: Not much everything was smooth.

DFW
BNA
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Pleasant and attentive crew

SBY
PHL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: 2 hour delay, entertainment and WiFi not working, bags almost an hour to come out at SFO

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Everything was cancelled or delayed, missed connection are very common.

Wed, Jul 3
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Sat, Jul 6
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delays for 3h

SEA
ANC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes, the crew was great, they treated everyone with great respect.

Cons: Not much, loved the flights from Chicago to Seattle, then from Seattle to Anchorage.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was quick and easy.

Cons: N/A

SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Leg room was better than expected

Cons: Having to wait on tarmac when I arrived and then having to be bused to the airport. I arrived on time but spent 30 minutes to get to baggage.

BOS
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Really turbulent, but I realize that’s out of the pilots control. WiFi was not good. Plane seats were somewhat comfortable.

Wed, Sep 4
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Wed, Sep 11
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Our flight was delayed for no apparent reason. Then the luggage will took more than an hour and finally another half hour delay at the AVIS rent a car.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: - Decent complimentary snacks - In-flight entertainment

Cons: - Flight was 2.5 hours delayed :\

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Waiting in S.F. for flight to board. Crew announces flight will be 1 hour and ten minutes late. A few minutes later, announces the pilot is on his way and may be a half an hour late. The gate number was not announced until about a half an hour before boarding. We finally boarded and was told that co-pilot was not at airport. It was a terrible experience with United.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delays because of fires , had to wait in line close to 90 minutes but when we finally reached the ticket counter the agent moved took great care of us and we made to Boise only an hour late even with all the delays and confusion . Excellent job , one of the better customer experiences I’ve had flying !

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew in Orange County was as helpful and proactive as could be.

Cons: When we landed in San Francisco, I literally ran from one terminal to the other and they closed the door knowing I had landed. They were not apologizing for the fact that I could practically touch the plane but would have to wait four hours for the next one. That was a bummers

Sat, Oct 26
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
7h 52m
Mon, Oct 28
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
5h 50m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,835 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
OMA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was great

JFK
FLL
Good 7.6

Cons: Passengers should have the option to ask for additional snacks.

MEX
JFK
Okay 4.3

Pros: The crew was extremely rude. They did not come to collect trash and so all passengers were left holding their coffee/ tea: beverages during bumpy landing.

Cons: Attendants were rude. I didnt understand why. Also, I purchased a window seat but there was no window in my row. I spent the majority of the flight feeling ill.

MDT
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Worst first class service. Only came by twice in two hour flight

KIN
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: For me the boarding was of fast

Cons: The food

Thu, Jul 25
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 41m
Tue, Jul 30
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 36m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Left late one hour.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew was excellent, professional and helpful, as were the gate personnel.

Cons: Seating is extremely cramped in the coach/economy section (and I am a relatively small person).

SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Cons: Wifi on the first flight was great, unable to view any entertainment on the connecting flight

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: informative and accurate why we could not take off on time

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: safe

Cons: They where late coming for about 30 minutes and going back it was late 3 hours. very frustrating for picks.

Wed, Oct 9
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Thu, Oct 10
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful

Cons: My flight was severely delayed.

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: informative and accurate why we could not take off on time

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love how polite and efficient your employees are. I was immediately offered assistance with baggage check in and with using the kiosk. You should be very proud of these staff for they represent United well. I thoroughly enjoyed every member I met.Thank you for a 100% wonderful experience.

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing your Service was horrible

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Movies and boarding were above average.

Cons: Service was not friendly or helpful very average at best. What a regular flier comes to expect these days. The reason why I don't prefer United it's just another "bus line." The airlines gave up caring about service decades ago (and I'm only 36).

Fri, Jun 28
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 41m
Sun, Jun 30
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Gate crew had no interest in helping with layovers affected by flight delay.

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: safe

Cons: They where late coming for about 30 minutes and going back it was late 3 hours. very frustrating for picks.

SFO
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful

Cons: My flight was severely delayed.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew was excellent, professional and helpful, as were the gate personnel.

Cons: Seating is extremely cramped in the coach/economy section (and I am a relatively small person).

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Left late one hour.

Thu, Jun 13
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 20m
Mon, Jun 17
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: informative and accurate why we could not take off on time

SNA
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight crew was great. Easy, quick boarding.

Cons: $25 for the first checked bag is a ripoff.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love how polite and efficient your employees are. I was immediately offered assistance with baggage check in and with using the kiosk. You should be very proud of these staff for they represent United well. I thoroughly enjoyed every member I met.Thank you for a 100% wonderful experience.

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delays on the Tarmac at both arrival and take off. I would have missed my connecting flight if it hadn't been cancelled anyway.

Fri, Sep 13
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 26m
Mon, Sep 16
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful

Cons: My flight was severely delayed.

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was polite and accommodating.

Cons: After zone 2, no passengers were allowed to carry on the allotted amount of luggage. Boarding took a long time, passengers were rude, and the gat agents didnt notify anyone of the flight status until 30 minutes before boarding time. This changed three times.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.6

Pros: In seat entertainment.

Cons: Tight seating with little comfort.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Anytime things are new, and the basic needs are met for service, I think people will be happy. But! Timing was estimate for an 8:56 arrival and we landed at 8:30, so great timing too.

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: My flight was delayed, leaving SNA and I would not make the connecting flight to HNL. Lyn P. at SNA placed me on Alaska Air and I was able to make my connection. Howeer my bag is lost. When I inquire on the 1-800 Baggage resolution number, my bag has not been found yet. It has been 12 hours since my bag was placed on Alaska Air at SNA.

Thu, May 30
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Thu, Jun 13
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 33m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was polite and accommodating.

Cons: After zone 2, no passengers were allowed to carry on the allotted amount of luggage. Boarding took a long time, passengers were rude, and the gat agents didnt notify anyone of the flight status until 30 minutes before boarding time. This changed three times.

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Waiting in S.F. for flight to board. Crew announces flight will be 1 hour and ten minutes late. A few minutes later, announces the pilot is on his way and may be a half an hour late. The gate number was not announced until about a half an hour before boarding. We finally boarded and was told that co-pilot was not at airport. It was a terrible experience with United.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Cons: Gate was changed.. Delayed one hour

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have had to make numerous trips to San Fransisco over the past 4 months and EVERY time our flight was early. I've never waited too long and always had a great flight crew. Thank you!

SNA
SFO
Good 7.0

Cons: No leg space

Mon, May 27
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 44m
Wed, May 29
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
6h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Cons: Gate was changed.. Delayed one hour

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was great

Cons: Nothing everything was fine

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Movies and boarding were above average.

Cons: Service was not friendly or helpful very average at best. What a regular flier comes to expect these days. The reason why I don't prefer United it's just another "bus line." The airlines gave up caring about service decades ago (and I'm only 36).

SNA
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight crew was great. Easy, quick boarding.

Cons: $25 for the first checked bag is a ripoff.

GJT
DEN
Okay 5.5

Pros: Plane was delayed then we were switched to later flight.

Cons: Send another plane to get the three flights that were bumped.

Wed, Oct 9
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Thu, Oct 10
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 121 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love how polite and efficient your employees are. I was immediately offered assistance with baggage check in and with using the kiosk. You should be very proud of these staff for they represent United well. I thoroughly enjoyed every member I met.Thank you for a 100% wonderful experience.

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Waiting in S.F. for flight to board. Crew announces flight will be 1 hour and ten minutes late. A few minutes later, announces the pilot is on his way and may be a half an hour late. The gate number was not announced until about a half an hour before boarding. We finally boarded and was told that co-pilot was not at airport. It was a terrible experience with United.

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: informative and accurate why we could not take off on time

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Left late one hour.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good

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