The cheapest times to fly from SJC to VFA are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 VFA is early February. Prices can be as high as $5907 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1028 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Victoria Falls

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Victoria Falls (VFA) will usually cost between $1058 to $4211 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1058. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4382. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3324 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1706 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to VFA flight.

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

SJC to VFA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to VFA 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $462 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1758. Return trip prices are from the VFA 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 VFA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 7 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 VFA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport (LVI) in Livingstone

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from VFA
  • Usually 3.19% less expensive than VFA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SJC to LVI flights


Flight Hacking SJC to VFA

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 VFA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (SJC > JNB > VFA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1228
  • Average savings: $478 (28.02%)

See SJC to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SJC > JFK > VFA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1455
  • Average savings: $252 (14.74%)

See SJC to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (SJC > CPT > VFA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1537
  • Average savings: $170 (9.94%)

See SJC to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10075 miles or 16214 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to VFA flight is about 19 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Victoria Falls?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SJC to VFA.


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 VFA
Destination airport name Victoria Falls International Airport
City Victoria Falls
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -18.1
Longitude 25.8


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