The cheapest times to fly from ORF to SJC are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th 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 ORF to SJC is late October. Prices can be as high as $1088 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $338 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Norfolk, VA (ORF) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $363 to $747 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 $405. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $661. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $256 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $465 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORF to SJC flight.

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

ORF to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORF to SJC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Norfolk. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $227 (37%) 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 $382. Return trip prices are from the SJC to ORF 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 ORF 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 28 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 ORF to SJC while comparing.

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 3.12% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORF to SFO flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 1.40% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORF to SMF flights


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

Hack #1: San Diego, CA (ORF > SAN > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $459
  • Average savings: $6 (1.29%)

See ORF to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2493 miles or 4012 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORF to SJC flight is about 5 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Norfolk, VA and San Jose, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from ORF to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORF
Origination airport name Norfolk International Airport
City Norfolk, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.9
Longitude -76.2

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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