The cheapest times to fly from DCA to SJC are
- January 8th to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 13th to November 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 DCA to SJC is late October. Prices can be as high as $1127 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $299 for Tuesday flights around late October.
When to Fly to San Jose
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $317 to $621 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $591. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $252 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $400 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to SJC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to SJC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to SJC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Sundays 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 $158 (30%) 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 $366. Return trip prices are from the SJC to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to SJC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 20 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 DCA to SJC while comparing.
- 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
- Usually 4.00% less expensive than SJC
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to SJC? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2417 miles or 3890 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to SJC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to SJC flight is about 5 hour 20 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and San Jose, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from DCA to SJC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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