The cheapest times to fly from SJC to CME are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to July 15th (except the weeks of May 21st and June 25th)
  • August 13th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)

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 CME is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1603 for Sunday flights during late October, or as low as $591 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Ciudad del Carmen

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Ciudad del Carmen (CME) will usually cost between $606 to $932 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $615. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $1118. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $503 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $658 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to CME flight.

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

SJC to CME Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to CME flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 $136 (18%) 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 $654. Return trip prices are from the CME 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 CME can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 60 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 SJC to CME while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: C. P. A. Carlos Rovirosa International Airport (VSA) in Villahermosa

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from CME
  • Usually 3.42% less expensive than CME
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to VSA flights


Flight Hacking SJC to CME

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 CME — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (SJC > MEX > CME)

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $75 (11.41%)

See SJC to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2230 miles or 3589 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to CME flight is about 4 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Ciudad del Carmen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SJC to CME.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJC
Origination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9

Return Airport

Destination code CME
Destination airport name Ciudad del Carmen International Airport
City Ciudad del Carmen
Country Mexico
Latitude 18.7
Longitude -91.8


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