The flight time from Santa Ana to Seattle is 2 hours, 50 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SNA Santa Ana, CA 5 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 23 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Santa Ana to Seattle is 2 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes.

The flight distance from Santa Ana to Seattle is 978 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Santa Ana
2 hours, 43 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 49m
2h 50m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



978 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Santa Ana from Seattle by plane?

The distance from Santa Ana to Seattle by plane is 978 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Santa Ana to Seattle?

The flight time from Santa Ana to Seattle is 2 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Alaska being the fastest taking 2 hours, 49 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 50 minutes.

What airlines fly from Santa Ana to Seattle?

Alaska and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Santa Ana to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from Santa Ana to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Seattle (SEA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 Santa Ana 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 143 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Seattle 7 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 Santa Ana to Seattle, Alaska is 86% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 86% 12% 2%
Delta 78% 21% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Santa Ana and Seattle, 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
Alaska 13 143 10 169
Delta 15 143 9 170

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
6pm 1.08
7pm 1.03
7am 1.8
6am 0.01
5pm 0.99
4pm 0.76
8am 0.06
10am 0.17
8pm 0.53
1pm 1.67
9pm 0.22
11am 1.82
3pm 1.21
9am 0.85

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Santa Ana to Seattle 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 382
February 341
March 392
April 374
May 384
June 369
July 390
August 394
September 373
October 390
November 363
December 379

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Santa Ana to Seattle 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 12.87
Tuesday 13.04
Wednesday 12.88
Thursday 12.79
Friday 12.87
Saturday 11.1
Sunday 11.6

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
Alaska 1
Delta 1

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
6pm 14 145 10 173
7pm 12 142 11 168
7am 15 145 12 176
6am 23 148 13 181
5pm 13 145 10 171
4pm 15 141 8 166
8am 20 146 10 178
10am 15 144 10 170
8pm 12 140 10 165
1pm 14 143 9 168
9pm 12 134 10 160
11am 14 144 9 168
3pm 14 142 9 167
9am 12 144 11 170
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.