The cheapest times to fly from SJC to LAX are
- January 8th to February 4th
- May 28th to November 18th (except the weeks of June 25th, July 23rd, and July 30th)
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 LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $300 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $102 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $102 to $152 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $105. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $181. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $108 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SJC to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $14 (11%) 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 $108. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SJC to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SJC to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 308 miles or 496 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SJC to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to LAX flight is about 1 hour 32 minutes.
How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from SJC to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SJC to LAX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for SJC about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 5 minutes late
- SkyWest: 3 minutes late
- Alaska: 6 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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