The flight time from San Jose to Seattle is 2 hours, 7 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SJC San Jose, CA 5 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 44 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
92%
Alaska
89%
Southwest
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from San Jose to Seattle is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 44 minutes.

The flight distance from San Jose to Seattle is 696 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to San Jose
2 hours, 5 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 59m
Alaska
2h 8m
Delta
2h 9m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

80

Distance

696 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
36
Delta
28
Southwest
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is San Jose from Seattle by plane?

The distance from San Jose to Seattle by plane is 696 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 Seattle?

The flight time from San Jose to Seattle is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 44 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 59 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 9 minutes.

What airlines fly from San Jose to Seattle?

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

Does Southwest fly from San Jose to Seattle?

Yes! Southwest does fly from San Jose (SJC) to Seattle (SEA). On average, they have 14 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 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 104 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Seattle 12 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 Seattle, 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
Delta 92% 6% 2%
Alaska 89% 8% 3%
Southwest 85% 14% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Jose and Seattle, 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 10 101 7 119
Alaska 13 103 9 128
Delta 12 106 8 129

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 0.73
7pm 0.78
3pm 0.12
9am 0.58
6am 0.47
12pm 0.84
11am 0.49
5pm 1.44
7am 1.45
8pm 0.48
4pm 0.29
9pm 0.47
8am 0.52
2pm 1.27
10am 0.83
6pm 0.41

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Jose to Seattle 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 353
February 268
March 320
April 333
May 326
June 361
July 345
August 359
September 411
October 396
November 351
December 342

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Jose to Seattle 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 12.27
Tuesday 11.65
Wednesday 11.42
Thursday 11.92
Friday 11.87
Saturday 9.08
Sunday 11.88

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
Alaska 1
Delta 1
Southwest 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 11 101 7 121
7pm 12 106 9 131
3pm 10 102 6 121
9am 12 103 10 129
6am 13 102 10 130
12pm 12 104 8 127
11am 11 105 8 127
5pm 12 102 9 126
7am 12 106 8 129
8pm 11 99 8 119
4pm 11 105 8 126
9pm 12 98 10 123
8am 12 109 8 133
2pm 12 103 8 124
10am 11 102 9 125
6pm 13 109 7 131
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.