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Fares from $25 One Way, $49 Round Trip from Orange County to Denver

Prices starting at $49 for return flights and $25 for one-way flights to Denver were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Denver from Orange County

Flights from Orange County to Denver - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Orange County to Denver?

You're in luck — you'll find 3 airlines which offer nonstop services from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.). Here are some of the best:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Orange County to Denver?

It can zip by in as little as 2 hours. If you believe your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the flight from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.).

What airlines fly from Orange County to Denver most frequently?

There are two airlines offering frequent flights from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to Denver, CO Airport (DEN-Denver Intl.), including Southwest Airlines (WN). Popular with travelers, it operates 117 flights on this route every month. United Airlines (UA) will also fly you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 86 flights every month between Orange County and Denver, it's another quality airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Orange County to Denver

Origin Airport IATA CodeQLA
Destination Airport IATA CodeDEN
Distance860 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, Delta Air Lines, Asiana Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, SA AVIANCA, Southwest Airlines, ANA, Korean Air, Volaris, WestJet, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival10:07AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:42AM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 16, 2020

Great staff!!

Feb 24, 2020

Way more comfortable seating than on Frontier!

Feb 20, 2020

Late but ok.

Feb 12, 2020

Due to a glitch, about 40 of us had no assigned seat. I ended up in an exit row(seat doesn’t recline). Not a problem with a short flight, but it could be a problem on a longer one.

Feb 4, 2020

Love them

Jan 20, 2020

Screen was out on our seat

Dec 30, 2019

One of our flight attendants spoke too fast and with a heavy accent. Hard to understand

Dec 20, 2019

Overall good. I just wish in advance that I was going to have to check my bag, even though it meet the requirements for carry on.

Dec 10, 2019

Great- friendly staff

Dec 9, 2019

I don't understand why I had to pay for a checked bag which was carry-on size for other airlines, when the plane was 2/3 full with plenty of overhead space.

Traveling from Orange County to Denver

Departing From Orange County, CA
John Wayne Airport

The John Wayne Airport, located in Santa Ana, is the only airport in Orange County that provides domestic and international flights for travelers. WestJet, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and several others handle all of the flights from Orange County at this airport. A simple visit to Orbitz.com can help you find discounted flights and cheap tickets on all flights leaving John Wayne.

Convenient Parking Options

John Wayne Airport has traditional parking available in short-term and long-term lots, but it also features some convenient offerings, such as a curbside valet service. You simply drive your car to one of the drop-off locations for a valet to park your car for you. When you use the valet service, you can also have your car washed and detailed while you're away. Main Street parking away from the airport is available as well, with a courtesy shuttle that transports travelers to and from the terminal.

How to Get There

Yellow Cab charges around $3 for the first 1/4 mile and 65 cents for each additional mile. If you want to get to the airport without driving, take a cab or a shuttle. Apollo Shuttle, Shuttle 2000, and ABC Shuttle are a few of the companies that take travelers to John Wayne Airport. Another option is to drive a rental car there and return it to its on-site company. The rental car companies operating from John Wayne Airport include Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget. More information on rental car arrangements can be found on Orbitz.com.

Grab a Bite

With California Pizza Kitchen, Javi's, Pei Wei, Pinkberry, Starbucks, and several other restaurants located at the airport, a snack or full meal can be grabbed in just minutes. Fast food restaurants, such as McDonald's and Subway, also serve travelers at this airport. When you need low-fare tickets to depart from this location, visit Orbitz.com. It only takes a few minutes to search the available flights from Orange County and find the one that works best for you.

Denver Airport Information

Many of the major domestic and international carriers offer relatively cheap flights to Denver International Airport, the primary airport serving the greater Denver area. The airport is roughly 28 miles east of downtown Denver and a little over an hour from the closest major ski resort. Whether you're coming into town on business or for a ski vacation, be sure to use Orbitz.com to reserve your flights and hotel.

Ground Transportation in Denver

The RTD bus is the primary means of public transportation in and around Denver, so most visitors use a private car service, share-a-ride shuttle or taxi to get into town. Many of the large hotels also offer free shuttle service to and from the Denver airport, and there are chartered shuttles and buses to take you to the outlying ski resorts. A cab from the airport to the downtown area will cost you between $60 and $70, so you might be better off using Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your low-fare ticket purchase.

Denver Area Weather Information

The summer months are mild in Denver, with average temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the mid-80s. The average winter temperatures in Denver range from the teens to the low 40s, and you can expect anywhere from 22 to 61 inches of snow each season. Layer your clothes in the summer to accommodate mild and warm temperatures, but be sure to bundle up in the winter.

What to Do in Denver

Although the city has its share of high-end eateries, historic landmarks, museums and shopping venues, the Denver lifestyle is all about the great outdoors. Denver has more than 4,000 acres of traditional parks and 14,000 acres of mountain parks to keep outdoor enthusiasts engaged. Enjoy your stay, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to Denver for your next Colorado vacation.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.