Flights from Sacramento (SMF) to Orange County/Santa Ana (SNA)

Take a break from the capital city with Southwest Airlines® and board a flight from Sacramento International Airport to John Wayne Airport Orange County in the Los Angeles Area. Whether you’re flying to Southern California for business or pleasure, Southwest® has regular direct flights that make getting there easy. Search through our lowest fares for each day of the month using our Low Fare Calendar. It’s a great tool, especially if you have a flexible travel schedule. And save yourself even more money while you figure out lodging and transportation by consulting the Southwest Vacations® page. You can find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and much more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Departing from: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Arriving at: John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 12/11/2020 and 2/28/2021, as of 12/11/2020.

Explore Orange County/Santa Ana.

Flying into Santa Ana is a great way to reach the Los Angeles Area without having to deal with the stress and the traffic associated with one of the world’s busiest airports, Los Angeles International Airport, LAX. When you discover what the area in and around Orange County/Santa Ana has to offer, you might be convinced to skip Los Angeles altogether.

One of the biggest draws to SoCal is the beaches. There are few beaches better in the world, whether you’re ready to work on your tan or catch a few waves while surfing. When you’re flying into Orange County, head for Huntington Beach.

The seaside community features five different beaches that offer their own draws to locals and out-of-towners alike. If you brought your four-legged family member along for the trip, or you just love dogs, don’t miss Huntington Dog Beach. Huntington City Beach features the Huntington Beach Pier, a great place to enjoy the ocean and take in the sights without getting sand everywhere. There’s also Bolsa Chica, located across from the ecological preserve of the same name; Huntington State Beach sports calmer waves and fire pits, an excellent choice for an evening beach visit; Sunset Beach is the least developed of the beaches, making it perfect for quiet escapes.

After you’ve soaked up enough rays—hope you didn’t forget sunscreen—make your way inland to Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. Start at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. You can learn more about the park thanks to interactive exhibits and take in panoramic views from the center’s roof. The preserve bills itself as a mecca for bikers, joggers, cyclists, hikers, horseback riders, and more. It won’t take you long to see why.

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Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


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Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

We know your trip to the Los Angeles Area involves more than just the time you spend at the beach. From the moment you book until the time you unbuckle your seatbelt to return home, our perks and services are designed with you and your loved ones in mind. It’s why we offer the freedom of unassigned seats. It’s why bags fly free. It’s why there are no hidden fees on our already low fares. It’s all about Transfarency®. To learn more, check out the Southwest® Experience hub before you book your flight from Sacramento.

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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana?

The average flight time from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana is 1 hour 25 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana occur daily?

There are 14 flights daily from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana?

Southwest flies nonstop from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana 4 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at John Wayne Airport Orange County?

You can rent a car at John Wayne Airport Orange County—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana?

Yes! Flights from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Sacramento to Orange County/Santa Ana with Southwest?

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