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San Jose to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 27m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from San Jose
Flight Price $97
Distance 308 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Delta, American Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$132
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$97
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San José to Los Angeles

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $96 or less.
The cheapest flight from San José to Los Angeles was found 39 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 29% 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 Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from San José to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 21m, covering a distance of 308 miles.
How many flights are there between San José and Los Angeles?
There are 1,282 (nonstop) flights between San José and Los Angeles per week, averaging 186 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San José to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($97), Delta ($97) and American Airlines ($117).
Do I need a passport to fly between San José and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San José and Los Angeles?
Southwest (20 times daily), Delta (18 times daily), American Airlines (17 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San José to Los Angeles?
For San José to Los Angeles, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to San José, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San José to Los Angeles?
When flying out of San José you will be using San Jose, often referred to as San José Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

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Airports
Origin
San José
$97
only
$97
Destination
Los Angeles
$97
only
$97
Sat, Apr 13
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, Apr 20
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 22m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
DCA
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew and actual flight were good.

Cons: When booking the flight, the only seats that showed as available were premium seats that I had to pay $150 extra for each way. Upon boarding I saw that there were many, many seats available so I spent that money for nothing.

AUS
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: 14 hour delay with the worst communication I’ve ever seen. Completely incompetent and almost absurd. Useless.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Flight attendance were incredible. No issues.

SEA
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I loved how accommodating the crew was for having a late departure.

Cons: Maybe update the passengers as you find out the plane will be later than expected

SFO
SNA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Could have been on time

Wed, May 15
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 50m
Sat, May 25
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 11m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience

MSP
TUS
Good 7.6

Pros:

Cons:

SJC
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: SJC is a very convenient airport. No lines whatsoever.

Cons: My car seat was checked, but I never knew that I was supposed to claim it on oversize upon arrival. This caused me an involuntary delay.

SJC
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: I liked the boarding process.

Cons: Bigger seats are more helpful.

JFK
MSY
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Snacks

Sat, Aug 3
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 29m
Sun, Aug 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Legroom was decent and the flight was fairly empty. So lot of space.

Cons: No vegetarian food though it was mentioned earlier.

PDX
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: WiFi

Cons: Had to take shuttle to other side of airport which took over an hour. Very very poor experience. Also, Seats had no room pull down table.

MIA
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment available excellent

Cons: Seating space seems to narrow

MIA
EYW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing the flight was great and very fast.

CLT
SYR
Good 7.5

Cons: Very cold temperature in the cabin both flights, could have been warmer. Wore hooded packable jacket and gloves and was still cold

Sat, Apr 27
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Tue, Apr 30
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
JFK
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew is always lovely on these flights. attentive and courteous.

Cons: I got bumped to first class. Which sounds amazing, until you realize it’s the worst first class you’ve ever experienced.

SAN
HNL
Good 7.3

Pros: Straightforward boarding. Entertainment options were good. Power outlets built into seats.

Cons: Food only available for purchase. Crew was friendly but not delightful.

PAE
SAN
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Flight was alittle delayed

Cons: Info about the delay

SEA
ICT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew! And free WiFi!

Cons: Nothing! Was amazing

OGG
SMF
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Arrival was early

Cons: More sandwiches selections

Tue, Jun 4
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 50m
Sat, Jun 8
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MCO
LGA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Accurate arrival time

BKK
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: More comfortable seats!!!

AUS
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Snacks and drinks and movies on point.

Cons: No cheese its.

SJC
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I got a good seat from LA to GTA on 1st jan. it was in the front and spacious and I was also served food.

AUS
JFK
Good 6.8

Pros: Actual flight

Cons: Could have done without the almost 5 hour delay and no good options for alternative flights. We got in at 3am and it ruined our trip as we were exhausted for my daughter’s college visits.

Wed, May 29
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, Jun 1
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
RDU
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: In seat entertainment. Great crew.

Cons: An hour and 15 minutes late departing

EUG
SEA
Good 7.3

Pros: Good entertainment

Cons: My issue was about Kayak... I booked 2 airline tickets and yet I was not seated next to my husband. Who books more than 1 airline ticket and DOESNT want to sit together? Airlines couldn’t do anything about it at the gate. Not sure where the issue took place, but not happy about that.

BUR
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Baggage claim terminal wasn’t announced. Everyone went to the wrong place.

DAL
SJC
Good 6.5

Pros: The crew was friendly lots of smiles

Cons: Connecting to the WiFi was difficult curious about movies but never got there

SJC
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I didn’t get a seat assignment

Tue, Jul 2
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, Jul 6
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row.

Cons: I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space.

LWS
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seats were narrow and we were shoulder to shoulder. Plane was clean and all was on tkmr

Cons: Roomier cabin

LAX
AMS
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew did their job. Some attendants were very kind, helpful.

Cons: Food could be better. Old aircraft, old style seats. Other airlines have improved this very, very much. Delta is lagging behind.

SJC
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was very quick.

Cons: They didn't serve us water.

ATL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience

Tue, Jun 11
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Wed, Jun 26
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
BUR
SJC
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Baggage claim terminal wasn’t announced. Everyone went to the wrong place.

LAX
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: I really wish more airlines after boarding passengers who need assistance and priority passengers, would board back to front. Why have the back climb over every one else when we have to get all the way to the back anyhow, and I really wish more airlines would verify passengers 2 CARRY ON SIZE bags.

PHL
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: Entertainment system.

Cons: Cabin crew.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew great. Leg room better then I have seen on other flights.

Cons: Can we go back to the virgin way!!!! Charge me more in the overall price for a seat. It feels like such a scam. I booked with my boyfriend and I can’t pick seats. Then when we get to airport I have a seat but he doesn’t. Then we don’t sit together. With United if you have the card you can pick.

SEA
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I loved how accommodating the crew was for having a late departure.

Cons: Maybe update the passengers as you find out the plane will be later than expected

Wed, Aug 28
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 21m
Wed, Sep 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 19m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DTW
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of services to take travelers to their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

SJC
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was very quick.

Cons: They didn't serve us water.

SJC
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: I liked that flight time was shorter than expected

Cons: no screens, only wify entertainment, app is working only with ios and android. seats don't have much leg room, and not very comfortable. i paid for extra luggage, and they were strict about the weight(had to take any items out of the bag, even that i had one large bag, and one small bag(2nd bag was underweight)

MSN
LGA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Flight was very late- about 45 minutes because of some problem with the "paperwork" they said. It was a beautiful day and the crew was ready to go, but we all sat for a long time before being allowed to leave Madison. It's especially bad when we've all made ourselves arrive at 5am for a 6am flight

Cons: on time departure

DAB
ATL
Good 6.6

Cons: Didn't I could pick my seat. I was assigned my seat. I like window seats. Either leg of the trip was a window seat.

Thu, Apr 18
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Sat, Apr 20
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
SJC
Good 7.3

Pros: Excellent entertainment options. The plug & USB in every seat is a huge plus.

Cons: Delayed flight in and very delayed runway time. Understand it’s not the airline’s fault but never fun to land an hour and a half later than expected on a late night flight.

SEA
IND
Excellent 8.4

Pros: There was someone who worked at the ticket counter on gate B9 who was so sweet, friendly and competent. Not only was she pleasant and quick to everyone she encountered but she helped my daughter and I get seated together. Unfortunately I didn’t get her name....

Cons: Not much really. It was a great flight.

SEA
SNA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Features was nice crew was great

RDU
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: In seat entertainment. Great crew.

Cons: An hour and 15 minutes late departing

LAX
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: I really wish more airlines after boarding passengers who need assistance and priority passengers, would board back to front. Why have the back climb over every one else when we have to get all the way to the back anyhow, and I really wish more airlines would verify passengers 2 CARRY ON SIZE bags.

Tue, Aug 13
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 32m
Thu, Aug 15
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 23m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DTW
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of services to take travelers to their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Jeff was our flight attendant in first class. He is an excellent flight attendant. He has an amazing attitude and his manner made us feel as if we had been friends with him for years.

Cons: Passengers who pay retail for first class on domestic flights should get access to the Delta lounges even without the AE card. Other airlines do this, and we have come to expect it.

SJD
ATL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew very nice and helpful

SJC
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: I liked that flight time was shorter than expected

Cons: no screens, only wify entertainment, app is working only with ios and android. seats don't have much leg room, and not very comfortable. i paid for extra luggage, and they were strict about the weight(had to take any items out of the bag, even that i had one large bag, and one small bag(2nd bag was underweight)

BKK
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: More comfortable seats!!!

Mon, Jun 24
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sun, Jul 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
SJC
Good 7.3

Pros: Excellent entertainment options. The plug & USB in every seat is a huge plus.

Cons: Delayed flight in and very delayed runway time. Understand it’s not the airline’s fault but never fun to land an hour and a half later than expected on a late night flight.

SAN
HNL
Good 7.3

Pros: Straightforward boarding. Entertainment options were good. Power outlets built into seats.

Cons: Food only available for purchase. Crew was friendly but not delightful.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Could have been on time

EWR
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Old plane with very poorly cushioned seats. no entertainment. charges for everything.

SFO
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen.

Cons: The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!

Fri, Sep 6
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 25m
Sun, Sep 8
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 18m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SJC
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: the flight on Delta and Virgin Atlantic was nothing other than brilliant!

Cons: everything - service - facilities - food - amenities - an overall wonderful experience!

ATL
STR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew was very polite and accommodating.

Cons: Seats are uncomfortable and tight.

SJC
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: I liked the boarding process.

Cons: Bigger seats are more helpful.

SJC
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flights were on time and friendly attendants!

MSP
DCA
Excellent 9.3

Pros: On time boarding. Good entertainment options, friendly staff

Mon, Sep 23
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Fri, Sep 27
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
BOS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: It was tight at the gert

LAX
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Better late night food

SJO
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was very good.

Cons: Fresh food and better entretaiment

SEA
IND
Excellent 8.4

Pros: There was someone who worked at the ticket counter on gate B9 who was so sweet, friendly and competent. Not only was she pleasant and quick to everyone she encountered but she helped my daughter and I get seated together. Unfortunately I didn’t get her name....

Cons: Not much really. It was a great flight.

SMF
SEA
Good 7.2

Cons: Bad coffee

Sun, Mar 31
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 40m
Mon, Apr 8
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 16m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No food, no entertainment but the crew were nice and the process was painless. Recommended

SJU
JFK
Good 6.0

Cons: Was refused to use the 1st clas restrooms but 10 minutes layer the flight attendant allowed an older gentleman and a lady to use them. I was in 10A with my service dog

MCO
LGA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Accurate arrival time

JFK
SAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Very professional crew.

Cons: The plane was delayed 1 and a half hours getting out of the gate because of a malfunctioning fuel gauge

SAN
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight

Sun, Mar 31
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 40m
Thu, Apr 4
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 18m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MSN
LGA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Flight was very late- about 45 minutes because of some problem with the "paperwork" they said. It was a beautiful day and the crew was ready to go, but we all sat for a long time before being allowed to leave Madison. It's especially bad when we've all made ourselves arrive at 5am for a 6am flight

Cons: on time departure

RDU
ATL
Good 6.0

Pros: The seats were awful .how many can squeeze in. .horrible

Cons: Room to breathe, move a little

IAD
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros:

Cons:

ATL
SCL
Okay 4.0

Cons: The seats were incredibly hard and uncomfortable.

SJC
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: No food, no entertainment but the crew were nice and the process was painless. Recommended

Fri, Mar 29
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Tue, Apr 2
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 18m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SJC
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: - great customer service - friendly staff - Positive energy

Cons: - No room in the seats - No food served on plane - Crowded -

DAB
ATL
Good 6.6

Cons: Didn't I could pick my seat. I was assigned my seat. I like window seats. Either leg of the trip was a window seat.

MCI
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of service at DTW to take customers to the gate of their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

LAS
SLC
Okay 5.0

Cons: At least free water

BKK
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: More comfortable seats!!!

Fri, Mar 22
SJC
San Jose
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Sat, Mar 23
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
1h 12m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
AUS
JFK
Good 6.8

Pros: Actual flight

Cons: Could have done without the almost 5 hour delay and no good options for alternative flights. We got in at 3am and it ruined our trip as we were exhausted for my daughter’s college visits.

MEX
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Crew at the gate made us return to get our immigration forms without our boarding passes. This forced us to miss the connecting flight to detroit and delay our arrival by 7 hours. Awful experience.

SJC
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was very quick.

Cons: They didn't serve us water.

SJD
ATL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew very nice and helpful

SJC
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: I liked the boarding process.

Cons: Bigger seats are more helpful.

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