The cheapest times to fly from DRS to SJC are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 8th and November 26th)

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 DRS to SJC is early September. Prices can be as high as $1796 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $724 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Dresden (DRS) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $726 to $1371 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $758. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1574. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $815 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $926 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRS to SJC flight.

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

DRS to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRS to SJC flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dresden. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 Dresden. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $162 (11%) 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 $905. Return trip prices are from the SJC to DRS 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 DRS 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 11 hour 21 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 DRS to SJC while comparing.

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 7.78% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DRS to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 7.34% less expensive than SJC
  • 2-layover flights available

See DRS to SMF flights


Flight Hacking DRS 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 DRS to SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DRS > JFK > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $853
  • Average savings: $74 (7.94%)

See DRS to LAS flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (DRS > LAS > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $877
  • Average savings: $50 (5.35%)

See DRS to JFK flights

Hack #3: Moscow (DRS > SVO > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $878
  • Average savings: $48 (5.18%)

See DRS to SVO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5759 miles or 9268 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRS to SJC flight is about 11 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DRS to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DRS
Origination airport name Dresden Airport
City Dresden
Country Germany
Latitude 51.1
Longitude 13.8

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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