The flight time from Burbank to San Jose is 1 hour, 5 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BUR Burbank, CA 2 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
48 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SJC San Jose, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Burbank to San Jose is 1 hour, 5 minutes. The time spent in the air is 48 minutes.

The flight distance from Burbank to San Jose is 296 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Jose to Burbank
1 hour, 1 minute

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 4m
1h 11m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



296 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Burbank from San Jose by plane?

The distance from Burbank to San Jose by plane is 296 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Burbank to San Jose?

The flight time from Burbank to San Jose is 1 hour, 5 minutes. The time spent in the air is 48 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 4 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 1 hour, 11 minutes.

What airlines fly from Burbank to San Jose?

Southwest and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Burbank to San Jose.

Does Southwest fly from Burbank to San Jose?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC). On average, they have 70 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 Burbank 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 48 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Jose 7 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 Burbank to San Jose, Southwest is 85% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 95% 5% 0%
Southwest 85% 9% 6%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Burbank 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 11 48 3 64
Alaska 14 50 5 71

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
11am 0.79
12pm 1.08
3pm 0.67
1pm 0.75
4pm 0.58
6pm 0.83
9pm 0.67
7am 0.95
8pm 0.99
5pm 0.75
8am 1.22
7pm 0.48
10am 0.51
9am 1.1
2pm 0.45

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Burbank 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 387
February 350
March 384
April 380
May 387
June 388
July 410
August 419
September 405
October 427
November 290
December 295

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Burbank 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 13.67
Tuesday 13.9
Wednesday 13.73
Thursday 13.5
Friday 13.65
Saturday 7.4
Sunday 11.1

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 1
Alaska 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
11am 12 48 3 64
12pm 13 49 4 67
3pm 12 48 3 65
1pm 12 49 3 64
4pm 12 48 3 64
6pm 10 48 3 62
9pm 12 50 4 67
7am 13 48 3 65
8pm 11 48 4 64
5pm 11 48 3 63
8am 13 50 4 67
7pm 10 48 3 63
10am 11 48 3 65
9am 13 49 4 67
2pm 12 49 3 65
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.