The cheapest times to fly from SJC to SLK are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)
  • early December

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 SLK is early November. Prices can be as high as $1157 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $535 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Saranac Lake

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY (SLK) will usually cost between $573 to $927 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $584. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $905. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $321 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $675 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to SLK flight.

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

SJC to SLK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to SLK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $144 (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 $641. Return trip prices are from the SLK 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 SLK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 29 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 SLK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 38.52% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to BTV flights

Destination alternative #2: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 43.07% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to SYR flights

Destination alternative #3: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 32.44% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to YUL flights

Destination alternative #4: Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, NY

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 31.85% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to ALB flights

Destination alternative #5: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 30.22% less expensive than SLK
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to ART flights

Destination alternative #6: Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport (YOW) in Ottawa

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from SLK
  • Usually 20.00% less expensive than SLK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to YOW flights


Flight Hacking SJC to SLK

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 SLK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SJC > BOS > SLK)

  • Price for both tickets: $599
  • Average savings: $77 (11.33%)

See SJC to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2503 miles or 4028 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to SLK flight is about 5 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY?

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


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 codeSLK
Destination airport nameAdirondack Regional Airport
CitySaranac Lake/Lake Placid, NY
Countrythe United States


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