The flight time from San Jose to Long Beach is 1 hour, 9 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SJC San Jose, CA 4 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
54 minutes in the air
3 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGB Long Beach, CA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
91%
JetBlue
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from San Jose to Long Beach is 1 hour, 9 minutes. The time spent in the air is 54 minutes.

The flight distance from San Jose to Long Beach is 324 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Long Beach to San Jose
1 hour, 7 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 8m
JetBlue
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

33

Distance

324 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
19
JetBlue
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is San Jose from Long Beach by plane?

The distance from San Jose to Long Beach by plane is 324 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from San Jose to Long Beach?

The flight time from San Jose to Long Beach is 1 hour, 9 minutes. The time spent in the air is 54 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 8 minutes, and JetBlue the slowest taking 1 hour, 11 minutes.

What airlines fly from San Jose to Long Beach?

JetBlue and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from San Jose to Long Beach.

Does Southwest fly from San Jose to Long Beach?

Yes! Southwest does fly from San Jose (SJC) to Long Beach (LGB). On average, they have 19 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 San Jose 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 54 minutes
Taxiing In 3 minutes
Arrives Long Beach 9 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 San Jose to Long Beach, Southwest is 91% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 91% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 91% 6% 3%
JetBlue 87% 12% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Jose and Long Beach, 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 10 55 3 68
JetBlue 13 54 3 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
1pm 0.35
3pm 0.06
6pm 0.55
9am 0.43
10am 0.05
5pm 0.34
2pm 0.01
7pm 0.78
11am 0.11
8pm 0.33
8am 1.19
12pm 0.19
4pm 0.27

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Jose to Long Beach 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 62
February 56
March 62
April 149
May 181
June 175
July 178
August 182
September 174
October 178
November 168
December 177

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Jose to Long Beach 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 4.98
Tuesday 5.04
Wednesday 4.92
Thursday 4.85
Friday 4.87
Saturday 4.67
Sunday 4.17

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
JetBlue 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
1pm 10 55 3 68
3pm 8 54 3 66
6pm 12 54 3 70
9am 10 55 4 69
10am 9 54 3 68
5pm 9 55 3 67
2pm 9 55 3 68
7pm 11 54 3 69
11am 10 54 3 67
8pm 9 55 3 67
8am 13 54 4 71
12pm 10 54 3 68
4pm 9 55 3 68
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.