Cheap flights from Chicago to Santa Ana (CHI - SNA)

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The best prices from Chicago to Santa Ana are usually found in August or July, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Santa Ana (SNA)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to SNA flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Santa Ana flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Santa Ana.
CHI - SNA
Price
$242 - $435
SNA
Temperature
68 - 84.2 °F
SNA
Precipitation
0 - 3.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$242

From Chicago to Santa Ana

One-way from

$93

One-way flight from Chicago to Santa Ana

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Santa Ana?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 17% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Santa Ana?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Santa Ana, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Santa Ana?

April can be a great time to fly to Santa Ana from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Santa Ana (CHI - SNA)?

When flying from Chicago to Santa Ana, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 8% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Santa Ana in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to SNA flights for July, August
20 Aug - 24 Aug
$96pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 28 Aug
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 28 Aug
$103pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Santa Ana 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Santa Ana from Chicago found for this year
29 Sep - 2 Oct
$74pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Sep - 22 Sep
$75pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Sep - 13 Sep
$80pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Santa Ana from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Santa Ana direct flight deals
18 Aug - 25 Aug
$285pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Aug - 1 Sep
$291pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Aug - 4 Sep
$305pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Santa Ana

Late deals on round-trip flights to Santa Ana from Chicago, departing today and this week
3 Aug - 6 Aug
$175pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Aug - 10 Aug
$185pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$210pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Santa Ana from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Santa Ana
4:35 am - 3:11 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
12h 36m
ORD - SNA
Frontier
$93
Kiwi.com
5:30 pm - 11:03 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
19h 33m
ORD - SNA
Spirit Airlines
$96
Spirit
5:45 pm - 1:12 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
21h 27m
ORD - SNA
Multiple Airlines
$97
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Santa Ana</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Santa Ana

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Santa Ana due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Santa Ana for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Santa Ana from Chicago?

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty (SNA), located 4.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Chicago to Santa Ana. 7 airlines have flights to J. Wayne/Orange Cnty from Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Chicago to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 19 inbound flights from Chicago per day.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Santa Ana for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Santa Ana for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $74, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Santa Ana for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Santa Ana under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Santa Ana is less than $330.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Santa Ana for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Santa Ana within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Santa Ana?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Santa Ana on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Chicago to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty a day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Santa Ana?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 84 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in Santa Ana is typically hotter than in Chicago. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Santa Ana?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Santa Ana in 6h 28m. Fly via Delta or Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 1732 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Chicago to Santa Ana round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Santa Ana, with prices starting at $74. Spirit Airlines is 78% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Santa Ana one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Santa Ana are Spirit Airlines ($44) and Frontier ($93).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Ana, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Santa Ana from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Santa Ana?

Returning to Chicago from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Santa Ana, CA

Alternative routes for Chicago to Santa Ana

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Santa Ana

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Santa Ana.
Average temperature for July in Santa Ana
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Santa Ana
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Santa Ana

Top 6 airlines flying from Chicago to Santa Ana

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Santa Ana choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$91 $229 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$134 $278 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$112 $320 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$97 $346 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$157 $384 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$122 $507 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Santa Ana

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Santa Ana.
Morning 6 AM to noon 43% of CHI to SNA departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of CHI to SNA departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of CHI to SNA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of CHI to SNA departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Santa Ana
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Santa Ana.
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
23 daily flights
Wednesday
27 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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