The cheapest times to fly from SJC to TAM are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th and 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 TAM is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1816 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $619 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Tampico

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Tampico (TAM) will usually cost between $636 to $935 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 $650. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1195. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $545 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $670 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to TAM flight.

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

SJC to TAM Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TAM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. 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 $147 (18%) 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 $686. Return trip prices are from the TAM 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 TAM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to TAM

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 TAM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (SJC > GDL > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $440
  • Average savings: $230 (34.33%)

See SJC to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (SJC > MEX > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $574
  • Average savings: $96 (14.33%)

See SJC to MEX flights

Hack #3: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (SJC > DFW > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $613
  • Average savings: $57 (8.51%)

See SJC to DFW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1769 miles or 2847 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to TAM flight is about 4 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SJC to TAM.


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 TAM
Destination airport name General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport
City Tampico
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.3
Longitude -97.9


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