The flight time from Los Angeles to San Jose is 1 hour, 10 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
50 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SJC San Jose, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
90%
American
89%
Delta
82%
Southwest
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to San Jose is 1 hour, 10 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to San Jose is 308 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Jose to Los Angeles
1 hour, 20 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 4m
Delta
1h 12m
American
1h 13m
Alaska
1h 18m
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 ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

177

Distance

308 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
70
Delta
43
American
36
Alaska
27

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from San Jose by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to San Jose by plane is 308 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to San Jose?

The flight time from Los Angeles to San Jose is 1 hour, 10 minutes. The time spent in the air is 50 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, 18 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Jose?

Southwest, American, Alaska, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to San Jose.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to San Jose?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) 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 Los Angeles 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 50 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 Los Angeles to San Jose, Southwest is 81% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 90% 9% 1%
American 89% 11% 0%
Delta 82% 18% 0%
Southwest 81% 14% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 11 49 3 64
Delta 15 50 4 72
American 18 50 4 73
Alaska 22 50 5 78

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
6pm 1.89
12pm 1.35
6am 0.74
7pm 1.73
10am 1.18
5am 0.25
11am 0.9
1pm 1.61
9pm 2.44
5pm 1.72
3pm 1.71
2pm 1.53
9am 1.29
8pm 1.21
4pm 1.51
7am 2.56
8am 1.15

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 770
February 706
March 772
April 775
May 756
June 787
July 818
August 847
September 769
October 802
November 708
December 729

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 27.1
Tuesday 27.35
Wednesday 26.77
Thursday 26.9
Friday 26.9
Saturday 18.87
Sunday 23.79

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
Delta 1
American 1
Alaska 1

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6pm 13 49 4 67
12pm 16 50 4 72
6am 12 49 4 67
7pm 16 49 4 72
10am 16 50 4 72
5am 15 50 4 70
11am 14 50 4 71
1pm 16 50 4 72
9pm 14 49 4 70
5pm 14 50 4 68
3pm 16 50 4 71
2pm 13 49 3 68
9am 15 50 4 70
8pm 11 49 4 65
4pm 14 50 4 68
7am 19 50 4 74
8am 17 50 4 74
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.