The cheapest times to fly from SJC to RFP are

  • January 1st to July 15th (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd, and June 11th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 RFP is mid January. Prices can be as high as $4054 for Saturday flights during early November, or as low as $1425 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $1427 to $2393 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1456. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $3057. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1601 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to RFP flight.

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

SJC to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to RFP 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 $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Tuesday 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 $189 (7%) 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 $1631. Return trip prices are from the RFP 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 RFP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 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 RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 21.67% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 11.02% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to MOZ flights


Flight Hacking SJC to RFP

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 RFP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > RFP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1556
  • Average savings: $92 (5.58%)

See SJC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4201 miles or 6761 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to RFP flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SJC to RFP.


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 RFP
Destination airport name Raiatea Uturoa Airport
City Raiatea
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.7
Longitude -151.5


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