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How long does a flight from San Jose to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 26m, covering a distance of 31 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Jose to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($149), Frontier ($152) and Alaska Airlines ($183).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Jose and San Francisco?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Jose to San Francisco?
For San Jose to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to San Jose, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Jose
$149
only
$149
Destination
San Francisco
$149
only
$149
Tue, Dec 5
SJC
SFO
5h 42m
Fri, Dec 8
SFO
SJC
7h 36m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Dec 3
SJC
SFO
11h 40m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
SJC
10h 25m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed

PHX
CVG
Good 7.0

I liked that the staff was friendly and the tickets were affordable

I didn’t like that there was no complimentary food or beverage options.

DEN
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from start to finish. Had boarding passes, so easy, Quick luggage checkin, easy boarding, and easy, Quick luggage retrieval at end of flight.

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.6

The crew was most friendly and accommodating. Pilots very informative made a could be turbulent flight very smooth.

Seats are very uncomfortable had a bar straight across bottom of my back. Lack of food and beverages. The plane should always be stocked.

DEN
OKC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I signed up for special services for meet and assist and no one helped me.

Sat, Dec 9
SJC
SFO
7h 35m
Thu, Dec 14
SFO
SJC
6h 20m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15308 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ANC
PDX
Excellent 10.0

On time no problems. Staff very professional

Rotten grapes in my cheese platter.

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love flying AK.

DFW
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Easy boarding, comfortable seats, on time, nice landing

Didn't have in seat fancy screens like Virgin, but that's okay

SEA
MFR
Good 7.6

Alaska really cares about their customers. The Gate Agents, Flight Attendants, and Pilots are all awesome. I really enjoy the Alaska credit card benefits too.

My wife and I are allergic to dairy and the snack on this flight was Cheese Its. It would have been nice to have another option that was dairy free.

STL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The weather was exceptionally bad with very low visibility and lots of turbulence. I don’t know where they found this magical pilot - he managed to navigate the turbulence and land on a dime beautifully. Well done Alaska Airlines. And give that pilot a raise!!!

Wed, Nov 29
SJC
SFO
3h 26m
Wed, Dec 6
SFO
SJC
4h 19m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
POP
JFK
Good 7.6

Service was amazing!

The heat was way high on the plane, and the air vents were not blowing enough cool air!! Also the carry on bag issue is out of hand, every JetBlue flight we were on was asking for volunteers to check their bags and people are really taking advantage of the situation of bring over size bags and way too much! I know it’s a lower budget airline but come on it is ridiculous.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Efficient, no nonsense, on time

For some reason my tea recheck was not on my ticket so I had to go through regular security line

SEA
JFK
Okay 5.3

The crew seemed capable and came around a couple times with water. We arrived safe and sound as one would hope for, if an hour or so later than scheduled. Seats seemed roomier than most standard economy/coach (probably due to it being an older model). Though I didn’t partake they seemed to offer more complimentary snack options than other airlines.

The airplane cabin had a strong urine odor that endured throughout the red-eye flight, the air temperature had to have been at least 75 degrees, probably 80 which was a bit stifling. No usb/power at the seat which would be preferable/should be standard by now for a coast-to-coast flight. Seat didn’t recline which isn’t the end of the world but a bit of a bummer. My headphones didn’t work with the little screen at my seat but it’s ok because based on my neighbor’s screen it was just a rotating lineup of Jet Blue commercials/fake tv shows that I can easily pass on.

LAS
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Easy breezy. Nice staff.

N/a

LGB
SEA
Good 6.0

Just average.

Sun, Dec 10
SJC
SFO
11h 45m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SJC
4h 19m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 13
SJC
SFO
3h 26m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
SJC
3h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Dec 12
SJC
SFO
4h 52m
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
SJC
3h 43m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15308 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.2

on time, quick boarding, nice easy take off, and a smooth landing

The snack was a bit dry. I had the Biscott The baggage fee

SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Plane was delayed. Plane was very hot. Wasn't able to get water for over an hour. Seat was broken and didn't recline.

OAK
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Flight was 15 min early.

Seats were a little dirty, chocolate on the one next to me and carpet had stuff on it.

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I slept the entire flight. It was great.

ANC
PDX
Excellent 10.0

On time no problems. Staff very professional

Rotten grapes in my cheese platter.

Sun, Dec 3
SJC
SFO
11h 40m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
SJC
4h 45m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 1
SJC
SFO
16h 09m
Sat, Dec 2
SFO
SJC
10h 25m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 32998 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
CVG
MCO
Okay 4.0

It got me where I needed to go, albeit with a little effort and stress. Crew was pleasant. Thank you.

6 people overbooked, who might not have gotten seats. I was one of them. I recognize there was nothing I could have done either way but it was unpleasant to hear I might not get a seat on a flight I bought a ticket to a month ago, regardless of the price. And the return flight was dismal. Had to wait an extra 3 hours for maintanence on the plane (fine, would rather it get fixed than have an issue in the air) but we were told there would be vouchers worth some amount sent to our email after we landed back in cincinnati. It's been 3 days and I have received no such vouchers. It also turns out I payed $45 for a personal bag that was I guess covered under a personal bag? I recognize this as being partly my fault, but when I went to get my ticket "personal bag" wasn't an option, so I didn't think I had one, or my single backpack actually was $45 to take with me. Was not a terrible experience. Just not a good one.

MCO
ATL
Okay 5.3

The poor way they handle things when the system goes down

PHX
CVG
Good 7.0

I liked that the staff was friendly and the tickets were affordable

I didn’t like that there was no complimentary food or beverage options.

MSP
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

We didn't make it to Vegas and they barely compensated us.

PSP
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

My flight crew. Received call concerning my bag in Atlanta, although I was still in Denver.

Long line to check in, anxiety about missing flight Had to pay for my carry on Missed my connecting flight, announcements were not clear Was told I to pay a rebooking fee for a flight two days later Frontier does not offer stand by Spent $285 with another airline to get to Atlanta on time

Wed, Nov 29
SJC
SFO
5h 44m
Thu, Dec 7
SFO
SJC
3h 22m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SEA
JFK
Okay 5.3

The crew seemed capable and came around a couple times with water. We arrived safe and sound as one would hope for, if an hour or so later than scheduled. Seats seemed roomier than most standard economy/coach (probably due to it being an older model). Though I didn’t partake they seemed to offer more complimentary snack options than other airlines.

The airplane cabin had a strong urine odor that endured throughout the red-eye flight, the air temperature had to have been at least 75 degrees, probably 80 which was a bit stifling. No usb/power at the seat which would be preferable/should be standard by now for a coast-to-coast flight. Seat didn’t recline which isn’t the end of the world but a bit of a bummer. My headphones didn’t work with the little screen at my seat but it’s ok because based on my neighbor’s screen it was just a rotating lineup of Jet Blue commercials/fake tv shows that I can easily pass on.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Efficient, no nonsense, on time

For some reason my tea recheck was not on my ticket so I had to go through regular security line

POP
JFK
Good 7.6

Service was amazing!

The heat was way high on the plane, and the air vents were not blowing enough cool air!! Also the carry on bag issue is out of hand, every JetBlue flight we were on was asking for volunteers to check their bags and people are really taking advantage of the situation of bring over size bags and way too much! I know it’s a lower budget airline but come on it is ridiculous.

LGB
SEA
Good 6.0

Just average.

FLL
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment

Sat, Dec 9
SJC
SFO
7h 47m
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
SJC
3h 43m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15308 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ANC
PDX
Excellent 10.0

On time no problems. Staff very professional

Rotten grapes in my cheese platter.

LAX
SLC
Okay 4.3

Had to ask for food to eat. Primary meal were heated cookies that could have been used as rocks. Took forever for crew to get drinks and serve. The worst first class I have ever been on. Seats were like riding in a 50 year old car.

DEN
SEA
Good 7.6

On time

STL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The weather was exceptionally bad with very low visibility and lots of turbulence. I don’t know where they found this magical pilot - he managed to navigate the turbulence and land on a dime beautifully. Well done Alaska Airlines. And give that pilot a raise!!!

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I slept the entire flight. It was great.

Tue, Dec 5
SJC
SFO
5h 42m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
SJC
4h 18m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 30
SJC
SFO
3h 26m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
SJC
3h 22m
Trip: 13 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SJU
DCA
Excellent 10.0

I value the flight was ontime. This is the most important thing for me.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Efficient, no nonsense, on time

For some reason my tea recheck was not on my ticket so I had to go through regular security line

JFK
BTV
Excellent 10.0

On time

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

PBI
LGA
Excellent 8.0

My overhead light didn’t work. My seat mates tv didn’t work. We were in 13 A & C

Tue, Dec 12
SJC
SFO
4h 52m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
SJC
10h 25m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 8
SJC
SFO
12h 32m
Sat, Dec 16
SFO
SJC
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15308 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
PDX
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I love flying AK.

STL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The weather was exceptionally bad with very low visibility and lots of turbulence. I don’t know where they found this magical pilot - he managed to navigate the turbulence and land on a dime beautifully. Well done Alaska Airlines. And give that pilot a raise!!!

SLC
LAX
Good 6.0

Clean, courteous and comfortable. Good job!

Start boarding from the back of the plane first to the front of plane. Some carriers do this with excellent result....quick boarding.

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I slept the entire flight. It was great.

ANC
PDX
Excellent 10.0

On time no problems. Staff very professional

Rotten grapes in my cheese platter.

Mon, Dec 4
SJC
SFO
5h 42m
Tue, Dec 12
SFO
SJC
3h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
POP
JFK
Good 7.6

Service was amazing!

The heat was way high on the plane, and the air vents were not blowing enough cool air!! Also the carry on bag issue is out of hand, every JetBlue flight we were on was asking for volunteers to check their bags and people are really taking advantage of the situation of bring over size bags and way too much! I know it’s a lower budget airline but come on it is ridiculous.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Efficient, no nonsense, on time

For some reason my tea recheck was not on my ticket so I had to go through regular security line

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

CHS
JFK
Excellent 9.0

Didn’t have free WiFi on flight

FLL
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment

Wed, Jan 10
SJC
SFO
4h 23m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
SJC
5h 20m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 9
SJC
SFO
4h 37m
Sun, Dec 17
SFO
SJC
4h 07m
Trip: 9 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 15308 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
SEA
LAX
Okay 4.0

Plane was delayed. Plane was very hot. Wasn't able to get water for over an hour. Seat was broken and didn't recline.

SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

I slept the entire flight. It was great.

DEN
SEA
Good 7.6

On time

OAK
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Flight was 15 min early.

Seats were a little dirty, chocolate on the one next to me and carpet had stuff on it.

STL
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The weather was exceptionally bad with very low visibility and lots of turbulence. I don’t know where they found this magical pilot - he managed to navigate the turbulence and land on a dime beautifully. Well done Alaska Airlines. And give that pilot a raise!!!

Mon, Jan 8
SJC
SFO
5h 40m
Wed, Jan 31
SFO
SJC
4h 35m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 29
SJC
SFO
4h 16m
Fri, Dec 8
SFO
SJC
6h 18m
Trip: 10 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6892 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
FLL
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

POP
JFK
Good 7.6

Service was amazing!

The heat was way high on the plane, and the air vents were not blowing enough cool air!! Also the carry on bag issue is out of hand, every JetBlue flight we were on was asking for volunteers to check their bags and people are really taking advantage of the situation of bring over size bags and way too much! I know it’s a lower budget airline but come on it is ridiculous.

JFK
BTV
Excellent 10.0

On time

SEA
JFK
Okay 5.3

The crew seemed capable and came around a couple times with water. We arrived safe and sound as one would hope for, if an hour or so later than scheduled. Seats seemed roomier than most standard economy/coach (probably due to it being an older model). Though I didn’t partake they seemed to offer more complimentary snack options than other airlines.

The airplane cabin had a strong urine odor that endured throughout the red-eye flight, the air temperature had to have been at least 75 degrees, probably 80 which was a bit stifling. No usb/power at the seat which would be preferable/should be standard by now for a coast-to-coast flight. Seat didn’t recline which isn’t the end of the world but a bit of a bummer. My headphones didn’t work with the little screen at my seat but it’s ok because based on my neighbor’s screen it was just a rotating lineup of Jet Blue commercials/fake tv shows that I can easily pass on.

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