The cheapest times to fly from SJC to SDJ are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 SDJ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3034 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $765 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Sendai

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Sendai (SDJ) will usually cost between $899 to $2072 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 $950. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $2083. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1133 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1184 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to SDJ flight.

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

SJC to SDJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to SDJ 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 $0.15, which is far 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 to Sendai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $296 (18%) 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 $1225. Return trip prices are from the SDJ 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 SDJ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 1 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 SDJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Akita Airport (AXT) in Akita

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SDJ
  • Usually 1.69% less expensive than SDJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to AXT flights


Flight Hacking SJC to SDJ

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 SDJ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1015
  • Average savings: $169 (14.27%)

See SJC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Taipei (SJC > TPE > SDJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1053
  • Average savings: $131 (11.06%)

See SJC to TPE flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (SJC > LAS > SDJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1070
  • Average savings: $114 (9.63%)

See SJC to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Singapore Airlines, THAI, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5024 miles or 8085 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to SDJ flight is about 10 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SJC to SDJ.


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 SDJ
Destination airport name Sendai Airport
City Sendai
Country Japan
Latitude 38.1
Longitude 140.9


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