The flight time from Seattle to Santa Ana is 2 hours, 43 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 4 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 15 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SNA Santa Ana, CA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
89%
Delta
83%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Santa Ana is 2 hours, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 15 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Santa Ana to Seattle
2 hours, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Alaska
2h 42m
Delta
2h 46m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

87

Distance

978 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
56
Delta
30

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Santa Ana by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Santa Ana 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 Seattle to Santa Ana?

The flight time from Seattle to Santa Ana is 2 hours, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 15 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Alaska being the fastest taking 2 hours, 42 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 46 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Santa Ana?

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

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Santa Ana?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Santa Ana (SNA). 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 Seattle 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 135 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Santa Ana 8 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 Seattle to Santa Ana, Alaska is 89% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 89% 10% 1%
Delta 83% 16% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle 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)
Alaska 21 134 5 162
Delta 20 136 7 166

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
3pm 1.81
2pm 0.75
1pm 1.34
7am 1.4
7pm 1.14
11am 0.76
9am 0.63
10am 1.06
8am 0.6
6pm 1.18
5pm 0.54
5am 0.36
12pm 0.43
4pm 0.03
6am 0.22

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 382
February 343
March 391
April 370
May 384
June 370
July 390
August 391
September 373
October 388
November 365
December 377

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 12.9
Tuesday 13.02
Wednesday 12.85
Thursday 12.81
Friday 12.81
Saturday 11.08
Sunday 11.54

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
3pm 21 135 6 163
2pm 19 134 5 160
1pm 19 135 6 163
7am 25 137 7 171
7pm 16 132 4 153
11am 24 135 5 165
9am 25 133 6 166
10am 27 135 6 170
8am 30 135 5 171
6pm 15 134 5 156
5pm 19 133 5 158
5am 17 135 5 158
12pm 24 135 4 164
4pm 20 135 5 156
6am 18 137 5 161
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.