The cheapest times to fly from SJC to ISG are

  • February 26th to May 6th (except the week of March 19th)
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of August 6th and November 19th)

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 ISG is late September. Prices can be as high as $7953 for Saturday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $1895 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Ishigaki, Okinawa

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Ishigaki (ISG) will usually cost between $3260 to $4934 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $3463. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $4980. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1517 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4072 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to ISG flight.

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

SJC to ISG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to ISG flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ISG, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. 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 $479 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3960. Return trip prices are from the ISG 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 ISG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 29 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 ISG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Shimojishima Airport (SHI) in Shimojishima

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from ISG
  • Usually 46.06% less expensive than ISG
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to SHI flights


Flight Hacking SJC to ISG

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 ISG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SJC > HKG > ISG)

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $3111 (76.41%)

See SJC to HKG flights

Hack #2: Okinawa (SJC > OKA > ISG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1266
  • Average savings: $2806 (68.91%)

See SJC to OKA flights

Hack #3: Osaka (SJC > KIX > ISG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1393
  • Average savings: $2679 (65.8%)

See SJC to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6388 miles or 10280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to ISG flight is about 12 hour 29 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SJC to ISG.


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 ISG
Destination airport name Ishigaki Airport
City Ishigaki
Country Japan
Latitude 24.3
Longitude 124.2


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