The cheapest times to fly from SJC to MQP are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 10th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 MQP is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $11687 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $1128 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Nelspruit

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Nelspruit (MQP) will usually cost between $1164 to $4642 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1170. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $6288. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1840 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to MQP flight.

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

SJC to MQP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to MQP flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MQP, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nelspruit, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $493 (20%) 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 $1810. Return trip prices are from the MQP 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 MQP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 20 hour 9 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 MQP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kruger Park Gateway Airport (PHW) in Phalaborwa

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MQP
  • Usually 0.87% less expensive than MQP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to PHW flights


Flight Hacking SJC to MQP

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 MQP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (SJC > JNB > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $726 (39.46%)

See SJC to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SJC > JFK > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1408
  • Average savings: $432 (23.48%)

See SJC to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (SJC > CPT > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1564
  • Average savings: $277 (15.03%)

See SJC to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10651 miles or 17141 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to MQP flight is about 20 hour 9 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SJC to MQP.


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 MQP
Destination airport name Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
City Nelspruit
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.4
Longitude 31.1


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