The cheapest times to fly from LBL to SJC are

  • April 9th to May 13th
  • July 30th to August 19th
  • October 1st to November 11th
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the week of December 10th)

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 LBL to SJC is mid January. Prices can be as high as $691 for Sunday flights during early June, or as low as $324 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Liberal, KS (LBL) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $336 to $570 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $387. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $526. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $140 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $430 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBL to SJC flight.

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

LBL to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBL to SJC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Liberal. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SJC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LBL. 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 $125 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $371. Return trip prices are from the SJC to LBL 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 LBL 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 3 hour 3 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 LBL to SJC while comparing.

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 17.58% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See LBL to SFO flights


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

Hack #1: Denver, CO (LBL > DEN > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $391
  • Average savings: $39 (8.96%)

See LBL to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1152 miles or 1854 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBL to SJC flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Liberal, KS and San Jose, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from LBL to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LBL
Origination airport name Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport
City Liberal, KS
Country the United States
Latitude 37
Longitude -101

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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