The cheapest times to fly from SAW to SJC are

  • August 27th to March 18th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd, November 26th, and December 24th)

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 SAW to SJC is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $5415 for Wednesday flights during late June, or as low as $570 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $674 to $4202 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $723. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $4216. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3493 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1297 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to SJC flight.

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

SAW to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to SJC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SJC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $954 (30%) 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 $1890. Return trip prices are from the SJC to SAW 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 SAW 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 13 hour 6 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 SAW to SJC while comparing.

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

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 50.21% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAW to SFO flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 22.02% less expensive than SJC
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAW to SMF flights


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

Hack #1: Copenhagen (SAW > CPH > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $555
  • Average savings: $742 (57.19%)

See SAW to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (SAW > ARN > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $561
  • Average savings: $736 (56.73%)

See SAW to CPH flights

Hack #3: Oslo (SAW > OSL > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $652 (50.29%)

See SAW to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6731 miles or 10832 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to SJC flight is about 13 hour 6 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SAW to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAW
Origination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport

Return Airport

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


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