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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 $97
Distance 372 miles
Airlines United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
30%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$168
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$119
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Santa Ana to San Francisco

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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $119 or less.
The cheapest flight from Santa Ana to San Francisco was found 90 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 May.
Morning departure is around 3% 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 27m, covering a distance of 372 miles.
How many flights are there between Santa Ana and San Francisco?
There are 442 (nonstop) flights between Santa Ana and San Francisco per week, averaging 62 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 United Airlines ($97), Alaska Airlines ($122) and American Airlines ($188).
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?
United Airlines (14 times daily), Air Canada (13 times daily), Copa Airlines (7 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, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Santa Ana, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday 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.

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Airports
Origin
Santa Ana
$97
only
$97
Destination
San Francisco
$97
only
$97
Wed, May 1
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The gate agent Patricia was top class at taking care of her customers. She multi tasked with the customers, the baggage handlers and working the phone to arrange alternate flights to Korea and Japan. After some time and I saw that I would not make my connection to Boise, Particia got me on an Alaskan Airlines flight to Seattle and later to Boise. Patricia saved my day!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: -Fast check-in -Crew was friendly -Comfortable seat -Appreciate the beverage -Love the new safety videos

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight!

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.0

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

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!

Fri, May 3
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 35m
Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 37 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
IND
SEA
Okay 5.6

Cons: Alaska Airlines is great to fly with, THE SEATTLE AIRPORT IS A NIGHTMARE TO TRAVEL THROUGH!!!Last week SEATTLE AIRPORT WAS UNPREPARED TO HANDLE the traffic,16 AIRCRAFT IN LINE WAITING FOR A GATE. Countless passengers Missed flights. Last night our pilot was instructed to Slow Down and still no gate!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Quick and on time boarding.

Cons: WiFi didn’t connect until landing.

MFR
SEA
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Alaska is good

SEA
SMF
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew.

SAN
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: It could be better if the airplane would serve complement food.

Sat, Jul 27
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
5h 46m
Sun, Jul 28
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 36m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,753 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PIT
PHX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Flight delayed 2hrs - but no fault of the airline.

LGA
DFW
Okay 5.2

Cons: Entertainment system for myself and my wife failed after an hour.

ATL
DFW
Okay 4.8

Pros: The flight crew were very good.

Cons: We arrived late in Dallas, due to weather. Our flight to LA had already locked the door, the lady working the desk when we got there, said we had missed the flight and walked off. Two more ladies came to the counter, but would not help us, finally a fourth lady came and helped us.

PHX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Well organized loading, consistent beverage service

PHX
SJO
Okay 4.0

Pros: 4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude.

Cons: Better seat options and more comfortable seats

Wed, May 22
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Sat, May 25
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 38m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual departure and arrival

Cons: The A319 that was used appeared quite tired. Strange irregular banging noises were heard and felt under the wing root area as jet taxied out of Santa Ana. After landing, a very high pitch squeal started and lasted 5 minutes after engine shut-down. Finally, there was a very loud "sawing noise" coming from under the aircraft after parking in the terminal that others commented about the loud sawing noise. Canadair aircraft was much nicer and quieter that was used from SFO to Santa Ana.

SNA
SFO
Good 6.0

Cons: Gate was changed.. Delayed one hour

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.

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.

Wed, Jun 5
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Sat, Jun 8
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: As a frequent flyer, I'm used to slight delays, waiting around, and standard customer service across airlines. It's safe to say that this was one of the worst flying experiences that I've ever had....6 different 30 minute delays and horrible customer service.

SNA
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Pilot and stewards were upbeat and cheerful.

Cons: sfo had shut down a runway so we were 3 hours late.

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
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

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.

Tue, Apr 16
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 43m
Thu, Apr 18
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Okay 4.4

Cons: Plane was old and dirty ....

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: -Fast check-in -Crew was friendly -Comfortable seat -Appreciate the beverage -Love the new safety videos

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
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: Great flight!

Tue, Jun 4
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 27m
Wed, Jul 3
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 40m
Trip: 30 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My flight was delayed where I would have missed my connection, customer service rebooked on another flight which got me to my final destination early. The upgrades and consistent service is handled very well.

Cons: N/A

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super friendly staff, everything was great.

Cons: Nothing

DEN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attendants were wonderful!

Cons: Baggage claim time - but that's a Philly issue.

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight!

Tue, Aug 20
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 29m
Fri, Aug 23
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
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
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 6.0

Cons: On A newer plane and I guess all of the little ice cubes falling onto my head were due to it being a new plane. The crew explained it as condensation I did notice that people had stuffed a bunch of napkins or paper towels that the flight crew had given to them into the area that all of this condensation was coming from This may need to be looked at on these planes.

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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super friendly staff, everything was great.

Cons: Nothing

Sat, Apr 13
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 30m
Mon, Apr 15
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 39m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual departure and arrival

Cons: The A319 that was used appeared quite tired. Strange irregular banging noises were heard and felt under the wing root area as jet taxied out of Santa Ana. After landing, a very high pitch squeal started and lasted 5 minutes after engine shut-down. Finally, there was a very loud "sawing noise" coming from under the aircraft after parking in the terminal that others commented about the loud sawing noise. Canadair aircraft was much nicer and quieter that was used from SFO to Santa Ana.

CVG
IAH
Good 6.5

Pros: The crews did a great job!

Cons: Departures on both legs of the flight was delayed. First one 45 minutes and second one 20 minutes. The seat on the first flight was not the best and doesn’t seem to have a tall enough back section for taller people to rest their head.

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 6.0

Pros: Get my bags to the airport on time!

Cons: Get my bags to baggage claim when I land. There was a 6 hour break between my first flight and arrival at destination. Seriously?

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).

Sun, Mar 31
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 43m
Thu, Apr 4
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 38m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SKB
EWR
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was friendly. After a week in the Caribbean sun, we were tired and had a low tolerance of everything.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Cons: If they had veggie options or any options for food when they arrived to my seat

SNA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The gate agent Patricia was top class at taking care of her customers. She multi tasked with the customers, the baggage handlers and working the phone to arrange alternate flights to Korea and Japan. After some time and I saw that I would not make my connection to Boise, Particia got me on an Alaskan Airlines flight to Seattle and later to Boise. Patricia saved my day!

SNA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: no delays. quick flight & boarding

SNA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual departure and arrival

Cons: The A319 that was used appeared quite tired. Strange irregular banging noises were heard and felt under the wing root area as jet taxied out of Santa Ana. After landing, a very high pitch squeal started and lasted 5 minutes after engine shut-down. Finally, there was a very loud "sawing noise" coming from under the aircraft after parking in the terminal that others commented about the loud sawing noise. Canadair aircraft was much nicer and quieter that was used from SFO to Santa Ana.

Sat, Mar 23
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SFO
San Francisco
1h 43m
Sat, Mar 30
SFO
San Francisco
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
1h 42m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
7.2
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
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.

CVG
IAH
Good 6.5

Pros: The crews did a great job!

Cons: Departures on both legs of the flight was delayed. First one 45 minutes and second one 20 minutes. The seat on the first flight was not the best and doesn’t seem to have a tall enough back section for taller people to rest their head.

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
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.

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