The cheapest times to fly from PKY to SJC are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)

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 PKY to SJC is mid February. Prices can be as high as $6229 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $2312 for Monday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Palangkaraya (PKY) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $2342 to $3494 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $2385. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $6229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3844 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2548 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PKY to SJC flight.

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

PKY to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PKY to SJC flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Palangkaraya. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SJC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PKY. Saturdays 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 $496 (17%) 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 $2464. Return trip prices are from the SJC to PKY 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 PKY 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 15 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Jakarta (PKY > CGK > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1273
  • Average savings: $1275 (50.04%)

See PKY to SUB flights

Hack #2: Surabaya (PKY > SUB > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1317
  • Average savings: $1231 (48.31%)

See PKY to CGK flights

Hack #3: Balikpapan (PKY > BPN > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $2307
  • Average savings: $241 (9.46%)

See PKY to BPN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8150 miles or 13116 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PKY to SJC flight is about 15 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from PKY to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePKY
Origination airport nameTjilik Riwut Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSJC
Destination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States


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