The cheapest times to fly from SNA to SJC are
- January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 SNA to SJC is early November. Prices can be as high as $374 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $87 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to San Jose
Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $97 to $218 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 $113. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $271. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $148 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to SJC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SNA to SJC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SNA to SJC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, 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 $84 (42%) 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 $115. Return trip prices are from the SJC to SNA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SNA to SJC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SNA to SJC? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 342 miles or 550 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SNA to SJC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to SJC flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.
How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and San Jose, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from SNA to SJC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John Wayne-Orange County Airport|
|City||Santa Ana, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SNA to SJC tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SJC heading for SNA about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Jose, CA is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 5 minutes late
- SkyWest: 6 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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