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

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 42 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SJC San Jose, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
86%
Southwest
84%
Delta
83%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to San Jose is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

San Jose to Seattle
2 hours, 10 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 2m
Delta
2h 7m
Alaska
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

117

Distance

696 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
56
Delta
33
Southwest
27

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from San Jose by plane?

The distance from Seattle to San Jose 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 Seattle to San Jose?

The flight time from Seattle to San Jose is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 42 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 2 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 2 hours, 9 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to San Jose?

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

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to San Jose?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC). On average, they have 27 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 Seattle 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 102 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Jose 6 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 Seattle to San Jose, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 86% 13% 1%
Southwest 84% 15% 1%
Delta 83% 16% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle 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 16 101 3 122
Delta 17 103 4 127
Alaska 19 103 5 129

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
3pm 1.34
6pm 0.95
8pm 1.37
6am 0.51
12pm 0.55
1pm 1.09
5am 0.4
9am 1.01
4pm 1.1
2pm 0.78
5pm 1.44
11am 1.38
10am 0.78
8am 0.69
7pm 1.46
7am 1.66

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 491
February 459
March 482
April 480
May 526
June 537
July 560
August 567
September 514
October 521
November 463
December 489

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 17.42
Tuesday 17.69
Wednesday 17.48
Thursday 17.44
Friday 17.46
Saturday 14.4
Sunday 15.19

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 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 16 103 4 125
6pm 16 102 4 124
8pm 15 100 4 121
6am 17 102 4 125
12pm 24 101 4 129
1pm 18 103 4 126
5am 12 101 4 119
9am 21 103 5 131
4pm 18 103 4 128
2pm 16 104 4 127
5pm 17 103 4 125
11am 22 102 4 130
10am 27 102 4 135
8am 27 102 4 136
7pm 16 102 4 124
7am 19 103 4 128
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.