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Fares from $39 One Way, $53 Round Trip from Orange County to San Francisco

Prices starting at $53 for return flights and $39 for one-way flights to San Francisco 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 San Francisco from Orange County

Flights from Orange County to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Orange County to San Francisco?

There certainly are, which is terrific news if you're not a big fan of stopovers. Alaska Airlines and United Airlines offer direct flights from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Orange County to San Francisco?

If the weather is good and all goes as scheduled, you could be coming in to land at San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) in as little as 1 hour and 15 minutes. With such a speedy flight time, contemplate taking carry-on luggage only.

What airlines fly from Orange County to San Francisco most frequently?

There are two airlines offering frequent flights from Orange County, CA Airport (SNA-John Wayne) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), including Alaska Airlines (AS). Popular with travelers, it operates 166 flights on this route every month. United Airlines (UA) will also fly you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 124 monthly flights between Orange County and San Francisco, it's another quality airline to look into.

Route Information for Flights from Orange County to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeQLA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance337 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, KLM, Austrian, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Asiana Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, El Al, Alaska Airlines, LATAM Airlines, SA AVIANCA, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, Finnair, ANA, Air Tahiti Nui, WestJet, Virgin Atlantic, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival3:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:29AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 24, 2020

We certainly appreciated the gate attendant at LAX who provided us with a free upgrade to first class. It was an unexpected, but welcome benefit. I only wish I had gotten his name.

Jan 14, 2020

I had to wait for 7 hours to for my baggage to be delivered to me. Was not happy about that. But thankful that it was not lost and they delivered to my home.

Jan 9, 2020

Not sure why I needed the seat belt extender on my flight from LAX to SJC, since it was needed for the SAT to LAX flight...but the flight attendant was very sweet and provided me with one very discreetly so as to not embarrass me. Love and appreciated that!

Dec 27, 2019

Would appreciate reclining seats. We were 15 A-B

Dec 26, 2019

The Wi-Fi didn’t work!

Dec 9, 2019

Always love alaska air

Dec 6, 2019

Always enjoy flying Alaska. Great staff.

Oct 18, 2019

Although our flight was delayed I appreciated the pilot taking necessary precautions to ensure our safety. It was a nice flight and a soft landing.

Sep 22, 2019

Will definitely be flying Alaska airlines more often

Aug 19, 2019

All good

Traveling from Orange County to San Francisco

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.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

^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.