The flight time from Oakland to Santa Ana is 1 hour, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves OAK Oakland, CA on time.
11 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 4 minutes in the air
3 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SNA Santa Ana, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
87%
Alaska
71%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Oakland to Santa Ana is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes.

The flight distance from Oakland to Santa Ana is 371 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Santa Ana to Oakland
1 hour, 17 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 19m
Alaska
1h 27m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

48

Distance

371 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
47
Alaska
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Oakland from Santa Ana by plane?

The distance from Oakland to Santa Ana by plane is 371 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Oakland to Santa Ana?

The flight time from Oakland to Santa Ana is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 19 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 1 hour, 27 minutes.

What airlines fly from Oakland to Santa Ana?

Southwest and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Oakland to Santa Ana.

Does Southwest fly from Oakland to Santa Ana?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Oakland (OAK) to Santa Ana (SNA). On average, they have 47 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Oakland on time
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 64 minutes
Taxiing In 3 minutes
Arrives Santa Ana 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Oakland to Santa Ana, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 87% 12% 1%
Alaska 71% 29% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Oakland and Santa Ana, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 11 64 3 79
Alaska 15 67 5 87

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
8pm 0.62
6am 0.34
9am 0.22
3pm 0.47
1pm 0.19
11am 0.34
9pm 0.23
12pm 0.38
2pm 0.43
10am 0.25
4pm 0.25
8am 0.9
5pm 0.61
7am 0.44
6pm 0.56
7pm 0.56

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Oakland to Santa Ana that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 226
February 203
March 227
April 221
May 225
June 200
July 199
August 203
September 195
October 205
November 193
December 200

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Oakland to Santa Ana that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 7.42
Tuesday 7.56
Wednesday 7.4
Thursday 7.31
Friday 7.4
Saturday 4.02
Sunday 6.9

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Southwest 1
Alaska 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 11 64 3 78
6am 16 63 3 83
9am 10 65 4 80
3pm 10 65 3 79
1pm 9 64 3 78
11am 10 65 4 79
9pm 11 64 3 78
12pm 9 65 3 79
2pm 9 65 3 78
10am 11 65 3 79
4pm 10 64 3 78
8am 11 64 3 80
5pm 10 64 3 78
7am 12 65 3 81
6pm 11 64 4 79
7pm 10 63 4 78
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.