The cheapest times to fly from DUR to SJC are

  • January 15th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • October 29th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 DUR to SJC is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2653 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1125 for Sunday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Durban (DUR) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $1130 to $1967 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1134. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2126. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $993 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DUR to SJC flight.

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

DUR to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DUR to SJC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Durban. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Durban. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $161 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1284. Return trip prices are from the SJC to DUR 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 DUR 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 20 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Johannesburg (DUR > JNB > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $51 (4.13%)

See DUR to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DUR > JFK > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1180
  • Average savings: $45 (3.64%)

See DUR to JNB flights

Hack #3: London (DUR > LHR > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $19 (1.51%)

See DUR to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10799 miles or 17379 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DUR to SJC flight is about 20 hour 25 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DUR to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DUR
Origination airport name King Shaka International Airport
City Durban
Country South Africa
Latitude -29.6
Longitude 31.1

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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