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San José Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Flight Price $351
Distance 3,041 miles
Airlines Delta, United Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$459
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$355
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San José to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $354 or less.
The cheapest flight from San José to San Francisco was found 15 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San José to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from San José to San Francisco take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 9h 50m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San José to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($351) and United Airlines ($386)
Do I need a passport to fly between San José and San Francisco?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San José to San Francisco?
For San José to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to San José, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San José to San Francisco?
When flying out of San José you will be using San José Juan Santamaria Intl, often referred to as San José Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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Airports
Origin
San José
$351
only
$351
Destination
San Francisco
$351
only
$351
Tue, Aug 13
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
11h 29m
Fri, Aug 23
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
12h 49m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
HNL
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: I was surprised that we received two meals and constant drinks in economy. Delta definitely has better hospitality than American.

Cons: The seats were really tight between the rows. The space between the seats on the same row were typical.

SAN
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew, exit row seat

Cons: Bathroom

ATL
BDL
Good 6.8

Cons: It was late

PIT
BOS
Good 7.0

Cons: Wifi didn't work

SLC
PDX
Good 7.0

Pros: Just fine, beverage service was friendly.

Cons: The entertainment system was out the entire flight. The flight attendants were just talking to each other as we left, even when I tried to say thank you.

Tue, Dec 24
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
18h 49m
Sun, Jan 5
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
17h 15m
Trip: 13 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 64,068 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
DUB
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was on time. I got an aisle seat and I didn't have to pay the ridiculous online fee. Crew were great. Lots of great movies to watch. Free beer and wine. Didn't lose my bag, made my connection which was tight. Very happy.

PSP
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was very nice.

Cons: A choice between pretzels and other snacks.

IAD
CMH
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: On time instead of 5 hours late

EWR
OKC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight

IAD
FRA
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was smooth and we arrived safely.

Cons: When we went to check in (right at 24 hours), our family of three was separated across the plane in middle seats—and they wouldn’t seat us together unless we paid extra to upgrade our ticket. The ticket agent said the plane was full and there was nothing they could do. It was very frustrating.

Fri, Aug 23
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
13h 32m
Thu, Aug 29
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
14h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MSP
YVR
Okay 5.6

Cons: No delay

MDW
MSP
Good 7.3

Cons: More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me.

TPA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great. Planes with built in TV was even better.

Cons: One really obnoxious kid kept screaming the entire time. Instead of charging for earbuds maybe give them out for those of us that don’t have any.

IAH
ATL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: The flight had over six hours in combined delays!!!

JFK
KIN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Add A Display Board For When Cabin Sections Are Boarding

Thu, Sep 5
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
11h 38m
Wed, Sep 11
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
9h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BOS
JAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Seat was hard, not much foot space

Cons: My wife and Iasked for a snack, it was never delivered

DEN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service, on time, employees very nice.

JFK
IAD
Good 6.0

Pros: Information communicated about delays.

Cons: - more communication (any!) about bag status when landed - flight delay due to too many/too heavy baggage. Long delay was said to be due to making sure our baggage would accompany destination. Upon arrival, bag was left in NYC but this wasn't communicated. No info on bag status at airport or via ema

LAS
SAN
Okay 4.3

Pros: Despite boarding late, and sitting on the tarmac for half an hour since we missed our take off time, and having to move passengers around to balance the weight on the plane, we made it home alive.

Cons: We landed over half an hour late. Flight attendants needed to move passengers to balance the weight on the small plane, and asked for "volunteers." When there were none, the FA stood in the aisle and said we just weren't going to take off if nobody volunteered. They should have just MOVED people.

PIT
BOS
Good 7.0

Cons: Wifi didn't work

Tue, Dec 24
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
20h 44m
Sun, Jan 5
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
17h 15m
Trip: 13 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 64,068 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
CLE
IAH
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything was smooth

Cons: More leg room!

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good, landing was great, entertainment was pretty good selection of movies, good seat space.

Cons: We had to run from gate 60 To gate 89. Jetway was hot while waiting to board.

SFO
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire process was a breeze

SFO
BOS
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: I sat next to two of the flight attendants prior to our departure. When they got up to board, their negative comments about getting on the plane made me think Wow, why are you doing this job, if you don't really want to go. The two attendants at the check in, they need some training.

Cons: More professional staff.

SNA
SFO
Okay 4.6

Cons: Delay killed my travel plans and resulted in a nine hour layover in Munich Germany!

Thu, Sep 26
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
17h 36m
Sun, Sep 29
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
10h 20m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAX
SJC
Poor 0.0

Cons: Can't tell how the flight was because missed connecting flight from LAX to SJC because Westjet from YYZ to LAX had a mechanical issue. They end up replacing a tire which caused a 1.5 hr flight delay

MIA
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was delayed and we missed our connection. Wondering why all the shuttles were parked and unavailable when you knew there were connection s that were tight.

YYZ
SLC
Okay 4.4

Cons: Plane had to divert from Salt-Lake City due to a storm. My son 17 years old traveling alone once in Salt-Lake City should have been given priority for an overnight stay instead of sleeping on an airport bench! Dinner + Breakfast vouchers would also have been nice compared to the 15$ food voucher...

SAN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: flight was diverted an hour away for refueling because of weather over SLC. But SLC opened before we even landed at Grand Junction, CO. I had 8 mins to run between concourses to catch the next flight. My bags didn’t make the flight and have perishable food items. But it is what it is.

LAX
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was great. Very friendly and efficient and there were free snacks with the comfort + seating with Delta. It’s airplane seating so it is what it is but I was not uncomfortable.

Cons: I’m not sure everything was really great.

Wed, Oct 2
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
16h 50m
Tue, Oct 22
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
12h 50m
Trip: 21 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BDL
ATL
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Flight was smooth

Cons: More leg room

PUJ
JFK
Okay 5.6

Pros: The plane was nice and the entertainment on the flight was great! Flight crew very friendly.

Cons: Our plane was delayed multiple times and we were not provided an explanation as to why. For as expensive as this fare was the fact that Delta was at fault for the delay and did not offer any compensation for that delay is frustrating. A few extra free snacks doesn’t cut it.

SEA
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: It was canceled

JFK
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Cons: More comfortable than I expected for a 6 hour flight. 757 was quite spacious.

ATL
BDL
Good 6.8

Cons: It was late

Mon, Jul 1
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
17h 41m
Thu, Jul 4
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
27h 15m
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 64,068 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
JAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Excellent keep doing what you do.

EWR
FRA
Good 7.3

Pros: Extremely smooth flight. Staff were very attentive.

Cons: Meal was average. Seats did not recline enough to facilitate sleep.

EWR
SJU
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Again, left stranded in SC.

IAD
GVA
Okay 5.6

Pros: Movie selection was excellent. Bombardier jet was a notch above what I expected.

Cons: We were over an hour delayed on the first flight. The seats were super uncomfortable for the overnight flight. They left open seats in the upgrade section on the second flight - why would you ever do that?!?

ORD
DEN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: It sucked in many ways. But that wasn't united's fault. The weather was threatening lightning in Denver and of course because of that the world stops turning.

Fri, Oct 25
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
11h 41m
Wed, Oct 30
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
12h 15m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
ROA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Diverted for unclear reasons. Stuck in TSY with hotel voucher to an overbooked hotel; trying to find out of pocket accommodations after long day of no food at MIDNIGHT was a real downer! I’ll let ya know if I make it home TODAY!!!

ATL
CAE
Good 6.4

Pros: Met expectations; except for treatment of an oversized passanger, which turned out good in the end.

Cons: Refreshments

SIN
NRT
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Delta One screens are a bit small.

JFK
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Comfortable Seating!

Cons: Flight delayed Quite a bit.

SEA
BOS
Okay 4.6

Pros: The plane left on time and arrived early.

Cons: Horrible boarding experience. We were not offered a choice of seats when we checked in and had to wait at the gat

Fri, Nov 1
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
9h 50m
Wed, Dec 4
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
10h 03m
Trip: 34 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BDL
ATL
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Flight was smooth

Cons: More leg room

LAX
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was great. Very friendly and efficient and there were free snacks with the comfort + seating with Delta. It’s airplane seating so it is what it is but I was not uncomfortable.

Cons: I’m not sure everything was really great.

IAH
ATL
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: The flight had over six hours in combined delays!!!

VCE
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was so nice and funny!

Cons: The food could be better, but I understand ultimately what it is: mass produced. The pretzel bread is good. The chocolate chip cookie is great. The ice cream is great. The lemon and something cheesecake dessert was too lemony for me, but my mother would have loved it.

DTW
FLL
Good 6.3

Cons: Flight was delayed due to crew not being available.

Tue, Dec 17
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
9h 55m
Tue, Dec 31
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
14h 06m
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
CID
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was just the weather. I don't handle turbulence well. Delta crew was amazing as always.

SIN
NRT
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Delta One screens are a bit small.

MNL
NRT
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew at the checking counters were very accommodating. Knowing that I had requested a wheelchair, they changed my seat to one that was closer to the door.

Cons: The flight attendants in my could have been more visible other than just during the food service time.

LGA
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Choice of Entertainment was excellent

Cons: Bigger snacks - 2 small cookies or small pack of almonds was indigenous 2 hr flight

YYZ
SLC
Okay 4.4

Cons: Plane had to divert from Salt-Lake City due to a storm. My son 17 years old traveling alone once in Salt-Lake City should have been given priority for an overnight stay instead of sleeping on an airport bench! Dinner + Breakfast vouchers would also have been nice compared to the 15$ food voucher...

Sun, Jun 30
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
17h 38m
Fri, Jul 5
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
19h 02m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 64,068 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Love the ability to watch films on my device by way of United WiFi

Cons: Better snacks

DEN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: We should have had less in our carry on so we had more leg room. The staff was friendly and very helpful. There was plenty of movies, tv options, and games to pass the time when we weren't sleeping on the over night flight.

IAD
GVA
Okay 5.6

Pros: Movie selection was excellent. Bombardier jet was a notch above what I expected.

Cons: We were over an hour delayed on the first flight. The seats were super uncomfortable for the overnight flight. They left open seats in the upgrade section on the second flight - why would you ever do that?!?

AUS
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ronald fight attendant made our first time to Europe trip very pleasing. He was amazing.

Cons: nothing everything was perfect.

ORD
GRU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I forgot my charger at the gate and the purser was so kind to help bring it back #unitedairlinecares

Cons: Nothing was a perfect flight

Thu, Jun 20
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
16h 55m
Wed, Jul 24
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
13h 20m
Trip: 35 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SIN
NRT
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Delta One screens are a bit small.

CLE
MSP
Okay 5.2

Cons: The Delta flight leaving Cleveland was a hour and a half late so we could not make our connection to get home and had to overnight in Minneapolis. This is the fourth time in six flights For Delta. I think the Kayak booking algorithm needs to allow more time between connecting flights.

SLC
BUR
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was really nice! They were very energetic!

Cons: I am not blaming the airline, but the Salt Lake Airport. Everything was slow and everything was delayed! The airport staff was friendly, but airport management needs be prepared and perform better. Compared to other airport, there was not that many people flying, and still there processing issues.

DTW
FLL
Good 6.3

Cons: Flight was delayed due to crew not being available.

CDG
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included.

Wed, Dec 18
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
13h 55m
Wed, Jan 15
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
11h 43m
Trip: 29 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
CLE
MSP
Okay 5.2

Cons: The Delta flight leaving Cleveland was a hour and a half late so we could not make our connection to get home and had to overnight in Minneapolis. This is the fourth time in six flights For Delta. I think the Kayak booking algorithm needs to allow more time between connecting flights.

PNS
ATL
Good 7.2

Pros: Everything met my expectations

Cons: Refreshments

DEN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service, on time, employees very nice.

SLC
PDX
Good 7.0

Pros: Just fine, beverage service was friendly.

Cons: The entertainment system was out the entire flight. The flight attendants were just talking to each other as we left, even when I tried to say thank you.

JFK
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was great, complimentary snacks and alcoholic beverage

Thu, Jul 18
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
15h 35m
Sun, Jul 28
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
23h 41m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LGA
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Choice of Entertainment was excellent

Cons: Bigger snacks - 2 small cookies or small pack of almonds was indigenous 2 hr flight

HNL
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: I was surprised that we received two meals and constant drinks in economy. Delta definitely has better hospitality than American.

Cons: The seats were really tight between the rows. The space between the seats on the same row were typical.

MIA
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was delayed and we missed our connection. Wondering why all the shuttles were parked and unavailable when you knew there were connection s that were tight.

PIT
BOS
Good 7.0

Cons: Wifi didn't work

IND
CDG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very helpful flight crew.

Cons: A little unexpectedly bumpy.

Tue, Jul 2
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
SFO
San Francisco
15h 34m
Sun, Jul 14
SFO
San Francisco
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
11h 10m
Trip: 13 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 25,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SIN
NRT
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Delta One screens are a bit small.

PNS
ATL
Good 7.2

Pros: Everything met my expectations

Cons: Refreshments

ATL
TUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Nothing.

JFK
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: I came from a long trip from France, the seat I was assigned was not reclinable, close to the restroom. I was totally exhausted from the previous flight, not able to sleep at all and when I tried to stretch my legs by sitting sidewards on the aisle a crew member keep bothering me to keep my legs out

DTW
FLL
Good 6.3

Cons: Flight was delayed due to crew not being available.

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