The cheapest times to fly from TIA to SJC are

  • January 8th to June 24th (except the weeks of February 26th, March 5th, and May 14th)
  • mid to late November

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 TIA to SJC is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1719 for Tuesday flights during late July, or as low as $670 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Tirana (TIA) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $698 to $1217 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $700. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1126. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $427 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $753 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TIA to SJC flight.

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

TIA to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TIA to SJC flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Tirana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Tirana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $255 (16%) 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 $781. Return trip prices are from the SJC to TIA 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 TIA to SJC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TIA to SJC

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 TIA to SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (TIA > CPH > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $617
  • Average savings: $136 (18.06%)

See TIA to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (TIA > OSL > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $636
  • Average savings: $118 (15.6%)

See TIA to CPH flights

Hack #3: London (TIA > LGW > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $95 (12.62%)

See TIA to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6479 miles or 10427 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TIA to SJC flight is about 12 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from TIA to SJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TIA
Origination airport name Tirana International Airport
City Tirana
Country Albania
Latitude 41.4
Longitude 19.7

Return Airport

Destination code SJC
Destination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9


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