The cheapest times to fly from SJC to PLO are

  • January 15th to April 29th (except the week of March 19th)
  • July 30th to September 23rd
  • October 15th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 PLO is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3955 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1524 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Port Lincoln

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Port Lincoln (PLO) will usually cost between $1656 to $2911 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1698. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3462. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1765 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1979 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to PLO flight.

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

SJC to PLO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to PLO 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PLO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Fridays 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 $322 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1909. Return trip prices are from the PLO 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 PLO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 46 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to PLO

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 PLO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Adelaide (SJC > ADL > PLO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1552
  • Average savings: $427 (21.58%)

See SJC to ADL flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (SJC > SAN > PLO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1940
  • Average savings: $39 (1.97%)

See SJC to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8211 miles or 13214 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to PLO flight is about 15 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Port Lincoln?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SJC to PLO.


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 PLO
Destination airport name Port Lincoln Airport
City Port Lincoln
Country Australia
Latitude -34.6
Longitude 135.9


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