The cheapest times to fly from BNK to SJC are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • July 16th to August 12th
  • October 15th to October 28th

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 BNK to SJC is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2653 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1149 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Ballina (BNK) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $1162 to $2027 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1202. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2423. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1221 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1249 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BNK to SJC flight.

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

BNK to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BNK to SJC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ballina. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Ballina. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $179 (11%) 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 $1261. Return trip prices are from the SJC to BNK 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 BNK to SJC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BNK to SJC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 3.48% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See BNK to SFO flights


Flight Hacking BNK to SJC

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 BNK to SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (BNK > SYD > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $115 (9.17%)

See BNK to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BNK > LAX > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1173
  • Average savings: $76 (6.08%)

See BNK to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7120 miles or 11459 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BNK to SJC flight is about 13 hour 48 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from BNK to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BNK
Origination airport name Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
City Ballina
Country Australia
Latitude -28.8
Longitude 153.6

Return Airport

Destination code SJC
Destination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9


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