The flight time from San Francisco to Santa Ana is 1 hour, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 2 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 4 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SNA Santa Ana, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Santa Ana to San Francisco
1 hour, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 23m
1h 27m
1h 32m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



372 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 San Francisco 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 64 minutes
Taxiing In 5 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Santa Ana, Southwest is 75% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 90% 10% 0%
SkyWest 82% 15% 3%
Southwest 75% 22% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 14 63 4 83
United 18 64 5 87
SkyWest 19 66 5 92

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
6am 1.72
7am 0.52
8am 0.71
9am 1.17
10am 1.22
11am 0.6
12pm 0.3
1pm 0.75
2pm 0.98
3pm 0.47
4pm 0.96
5pm 0.39
6pm 1.25
7pm 0.76
8pm 1.05

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 339
February 293
March 342
April 333
May 332
June 396
July 457
August 483
September 453
October 458
November 425
December 417

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 13.7
Tuesday 13.6
Wednesday 13.7
Thursday 14
Friday 14
Saturday 10.7
Sunday 11.3

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
United 32
SkyWest 30
Southwest 29

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
In the Air
Taxi In
6am 21 65 5 92
7am 15 64 4 85
8am 18 65 5 90
9am 16 65 4 86
10am 17 64 5 88
11am 19 64 4 89
12pm 15 64 5 85
1pm 20 63 5 89
2pm 15 65 4 86
3pm 16 64 5 87
4pm 18 65 5 88
5pm 19 65 6 91
6pm 17 66 5 88
7pm 14 62 4 81
8pm 16 63 4 84
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.