The cheapest times to fly from SJC to ROT are

  • February 5th to June 17th (except the weeks of April 2nd and May 7th)
  • August 6th to September 9th (except the week of August 20th)
  • October 15th to October 28th

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 ROT is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $4913 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $950 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Rotorua

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Rotorua (ROT) will usually cost between $1075 to $2178 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1004. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1347 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1342 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to ROT flight.

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

SJC to ROT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to ROT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ROT, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rotorua, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1050 (25%) 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 $1357. Return trip prices are from the ROT 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 ROT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 44 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 ROT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 22.32% less expensive than ROT
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to AKL flights


Flight Hacking SJC to ROT

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 ROT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (SJC > AKL > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1109
  • Average savings: $234 (17.4%)

See SJC to AKL flights

Hack #2: Christchurch (SJC > CHC > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1322
  • Average savings: $21 (1.53%)

See SJC to CHC flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1342
  • Average savings: $1 (0.04%)

See SJC to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6529 miles or 10507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to ROT flight is about 12 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SJC to ROT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSJC
Origination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeROT
Destination airport nameRotorua Airport
CountryNew Zealand


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