The cheapest times to fly from PLO to SJC are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 8th to November 11th (except the week of October 15th)

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 PLO to SJC is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $2596 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1344 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Port Lincoln (PLO) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $1355 to $2134 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1442. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2298. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $856 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1602 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PLO to SJC flight.

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

PLO to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PLO to SJC flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Port Lincoln. 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 fly to SJC, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PLO. Fridays 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 $322 (14%) 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 $1506. Return trip prices are from the SJC to PLO 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 PLO to SJC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 46 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from PLO to SJC while comparing.

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 38.45% less expensive than SJC
  • 2-layover flights available

See PLO to SFO flights


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

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (PLO > SFO > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1232
  • Average savings: $370 (23.1%)

See PLO to ADL flights

Hack #2: Adelaide (PLO > ADL > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1335
  • Average savings: $267 (16.67%)

See PLO to SFO flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (PLO > SAN > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1474
  • Average savings: $129 (8.02%)

See PLO to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8211 miles or 13214 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PLO to SJC flight is about 15 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Port Lincoln and San Jose, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from PLO to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PLO
Origination airport name Port Lincoln Airport
City Port Lincoln
Country Australia
Latitude -34.6
Longitude 135.9

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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