The flight time from Austin to San Jose is 3 hours, 45 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves AUS Austin, TX 2 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 26 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SJC San Jose, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Austin to San Jose is 3 hours, 45 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 26 minutes.

The flight distance from Austin to San Jose is 1476 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Jose to Austin
3 hours, 17 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 38m
3h 41m
3h 55m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1476 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Austin from San Jose by plane?

The distance from Austin to San Jose by plane is 1476 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Austin to San Jose?

The flight time from Austin to San Jose is 3 hours, 45 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 26 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 38 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 3 hours, 55 minutes.

What airlines fly from Austin to San Jose?

Southwest, Alaska, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Austin to San Jose.

Does Southwest fly from Austin to San Jose?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Austin (AUS) to San Jose (SJC). On average, they have 17 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Austin 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 206 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Jose 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Austin to San Jose, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 92% 8% 0%
Southwest 84% 14% 2%
Frontier 0% 100% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Austin and San Jose, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 10 202 4 218
Frontier 12 204 5 221
Alaska 16 211 5 235

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5pm 0.6
10am 0.33
6am 0.38
9am 0.02
2pm 0.03
1pm 0.04
12pm 0.3
6pm 0.14
3pm 0.21
9pm 0.16
4pm 0.41
8am 0.49
11am 0.11
5am 0.16
8pm 0.15
7pm 0.07
7am 0.61

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to San Jose that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 137
February 125
March 118
April 126
May 133
June 126
July 132
August 134
September 131
October 135
November 125
December 135

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to San Jose that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 4.87
Tuesday 4.92
Wednesday 4.79
Thursday 4.81
Friday 4.71
Saturday 2.08
Sunday 3.77

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Southwest 0
Alaska 0
Frontier 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
5pm 13 208 4 227
10am 10 205 3 218
6am 11 203 4 220
9am 10 200 4 217
2pm 11 209 3 224
1pm 13 217 4 236
12pm 10 199 4 214
6pm 10 201 3 215
3pm 13 224 4 243
9pm 10 202 4 216
4pm 16 208 5 230
8am 16 222 5 246
11am 10 192 4 207
5am 11 207 4 221
8pm 10 194 4 209
7pm 10 196 3 209
7am 15 200 5 224
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.