The cheapest times to fly from SJC to CEB are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of January 15th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 SJC to CEB is early November. Prices can be as high as $2217 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $642 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Cebu City

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Lapu-Lapu City (CEB) will usually cost between $704 to $1615 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $742. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1715. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $973 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1033 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to CEB flight.

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

SJC to CEB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to CEB flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Cebu City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $208 (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 $981. Return trip prices are from the CEB to SJC 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 SJC to CEB 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 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to CEB

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 SJC to CEB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Manila (SJC > MNL > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $776
  • Average savings: $257 (24.89%)

See SJC to MNL flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SJC > HKG > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $788
  • Average savings: $245 (23.68%)

See SJC to HKG flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $817
  • Average savings: $216 (20.87%)

See SJC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Shandong, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7057 miles or 11357 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to CEB flight is about 13 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Lapu-Lapu City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from SJC to CEB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeCEB
Destination airport nameMactan-Cebu International Airport
CityLapu-Lapu City
Countrythe Philippines


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