The cheapest times to fly from SJZ to JFK are

  • January 8th to March 18th

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 SJZ to JFK is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $5162 for Wednesday flights during late October, or as low as $2550 for Monday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Sao Jorge Island (SJZ) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $2550 to $4037 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $2580. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $3809. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1229 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2608 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJZ to JFK flight.

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

SJZ to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJZ to JFK flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from São Jorge Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.67, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJZ. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $656 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2726. Return trip prices are from the JFK to SJZ 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 SJZ to JFK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJZ to JFK

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 SJZ to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SJZ > BOS > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $863
  • Average savings: $1745 (66.91%)

See SJZ to TER flights

Hack #2: Lajes (SJZ > TER > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1083
  • Average savings: $1525 (58.47%)

See SJZ to BOS flights

Hack #3: Ponta Delgada (SJZ > PDL > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $1479 (56.71%)

See SJZ to PDL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJZ to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Sao Jorge Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2402 miles or 3866 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SJZ to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJZ to JFK flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Sao Jorge Island and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from SJZ to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJZ
Origination airport name Sao Jorge Airport
City Sao Jorge Island
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -28.2

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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