The cheapest times to fly from SJC to LIS are

  • January 29th to April 1st (except the week of February 19th)
  • May 14th to July 15th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SJC to LIS is late June. Prices can be as high as $1509 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $724 for Tuesday flights around late June.


When to Fly to Lisbon

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Lisbon (LIS) will usually cost between $724 to $1093 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $724. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1227. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $503 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $800 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to LIS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to LIS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SJC to LIS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to LIS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LIS, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lisbon, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $75 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $805. Return trip prices are from the LIS to SJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SJC to LIS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to LIS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SJC to LIS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SJC > LGW > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $546
  • Average savings: $255 (31.81%)

See SJC to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (SJC > LHR > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $562
  • Average savings: $239 (29.81%)

See SJC to LHR flights

Hack #3: Barcelona (SJC > BCN > LIS)

  • Price for both tickets: $593
  • Average savings: $207 (25.88%)

See SJC to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJC to LIS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lisboa Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5661 miles or 9110 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SJC to LIS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to LIS flight is about 11 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Lisbon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 87 available flights from SJC to LIS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSJC
Origination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLIS
Destination airport nameLisboa Airport


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