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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) by plane, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Santa Ana

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Santa Ana (SNA)

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Fly to Los Angeles, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station

3 alternative options

Train via Washington Union Station

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA)

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is around 3 days 8h and covers a distance of around 3152 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 32m. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 8h. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Amtrak, Metrolink Trains and others, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Airport-Arrival Terminal. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 18h
Layover time:
13h 32m
Total time:
3 days 8h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 8h
Journey distance:
3152 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$282
Carbon emissions:
266 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:56
Last service departs at:
11:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) subway, train and bus schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Santa Ana Airport (SNA)
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to fly and train which costs $140 - $470 and takes 10h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to fly which costs $170 - $650 and takes 7h 15m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 2296 miles. The road distance is 2668.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) without a car is to train via Washington Union Station which takes 2 days 16h and costs $270 - $420.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Santa Ana (SNA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs $170 - $650. Alternatively, you can train via Washington Union Station, which costs $270 - $420 and takes 2 days 16h.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Santa Ana Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 3h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 6:21 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 3:21 PM in Santa Ana Airport (SNA).

Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) is 2668 miles. It takes approximately 42h 6m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA).

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United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA).
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  • Distance: 2295.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Santa Ana Airport (SNA), USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Santa Ana Airport (SNA) via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, Chicago Union Station, Fullerton Amtrak Station, Fullerton station, Tustin station, and Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 1 in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $11
Website
Metrolink Trains
children 5 and under with a paid adult
$0
Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$4 - $5
Student / Youth 6-18
$5 - $8
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280

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