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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Santa Ana, CA (SNA)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Santa Ana (Los Angeles International Airport – Orange County John Wayne Airport) is 36 miles / 58 kilometers / 31 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santa Ana (SNA) is 42 miles / 67 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Santa Ana.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA).

How far is Santa Ana from Los Angeles?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Santa Ana. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 36.102 miles
  • 58.100 kilometers
  • 31.372 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 36.068 miles
  • 58.045 kilometers
  • 31.342 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Orange County John Wayne Airport
City: Santa Ana, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SNA
ICAO Code: KSNA
Coordinates: 33°40′32″N, 117°52′4″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Santa Ana.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Santa Ana, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 30 kg (67 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Santa Ana (SNA).

Distance:
36
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
36

Round trip?