The flight time from Santa Ana to San Jose is 1 hour, 12 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SNA Santa Ana, CA 2 minutes early.
10 minutes taxiing out
57 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SJC San Jose, CA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
94%
Southwest
89%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Santa Ana to San Jose is 1 hour, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 57 minutes.

The flight distance from Santa Ana to San Jose is 342 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Jose to Santa Ana
1 hour, 14 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 10m
Alaska
1h 18m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

98

Distance

342 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
70
Alaska
28

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Santa Ana from San Jose by plane?

The distance from Santa Ana to San Jose by plane is 342 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Santa Ana to San Jose?

The flight time from Santa Ana to San Jose is 1 hour, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 57 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 10 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 1 hour, 18 minutes.

What airlines fly from Santa Ana to San Jose?

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

Does Southwest fly from Santa Ana to San Jose?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Santa Ana (SNA) 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 Santa Ana 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 10 minutes
In the Air 57 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Jose 8 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 Santa Ana to San Jose, Southwest is 89% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 94% 5% 1%
Southwest 89% 9% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Santa Ana 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 9 56 3 70
Alaska 13 59 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
3pm 1.03
8pm 1.12
10am 1.37
6pm 0.79
7pm 0.57
12pm 0.61
7am 0.7
2pm 0.83
9pm 0.23
4pm 0.78
8am 0.87
9am 0.91
11am 0.47
6am 0.93
1pm 1.28
5pm 1.31

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Santa Ana 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 453
February 410
March 459
April 452
May 462
June 407
July 406
August 409
September 399
October 416
November 413
December 435

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Santa Ana 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 14.96
Tuesday 15.06
Wednesday 14.92
Thursday 14.79
Friday 14.9
Saturday 9.73
Sunday 14.12

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 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)
3pm 11 57 3 72
8pm 9 57 4 70
10am 12 58 4 74
6pm 8 57 4 70
7pm 8 57 3 69
12pm 10 57 3 71
7am 13 58 4 77
2pm 10 57 3 71
9pm 10 59 4 74
4pm 10 56 4 70
8am 9 57 4 70
9am 9 57 4 71
11am 10 56 4 70
6am 21 58 4 83
1pm 13 58 4 76
5pm 11 58 4 74
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.