Cheap Flights from San Jose International to San Diego in 2019

Flight information San Jose International to San Diego

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 405 miles

1h 15min

Most popular airline last month

Southwest Airlines

San Diego International and McClellan – Palomar

2 airports

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Escape the pressures of Silicon Valley for the laid-back beach town of San Diego, which lies 500 miles down the Pacific coast. If you hop on a direct flight, you can make the trip with less than an hour and a half. 

Currently, only Southwest offers nonstop service between Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport(SJC) and San Diego’s Lindbergh Field (SAN.) You should still be able to find a convenient time to travel, as the airline has 64 weekly flights between the two cities.

Making your way to Mineta San Jose International Airport

Just two miles from downtown San Jose, SJC is easy to access by car or public transportation. The VTA route #10 Airport Flyer connects SJC to most of the city’s public transit options. It runs every 15-30 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The shuttle operates on a continuous loop between the Metro Light Rail Station, the Santa Clara Caltrain Station and both airport terminals. For those who prefer to cycle, bike parking is available.

SJC has two terminals, A, and B, which are connected airside by a courtesy shuttle. As you might expect from an airport in the tech epicenter of the universe, SJC offers unlimited free WiFi which features a free security application encrypt otherwise open connections. Chairs have power sockets, USB ports, and cords for charging devices. There’s also a common use lounge called “The Club.” For $35 you can access complimentary food, beverages, workstations with PCs and printers, a business center, shower facilities, and more.

Arriving in San Diego

The Mexican border is on the horizon, and San Diego shares much of the culture of its southern neighbor. You’ll find incredible Mexican food and flood of beautiful indigenous crafts on sale at the Old Town Market, which also offers historical sites and museums. The incredible San Diego Zoo is also always worth at least an afternoon of your time.

Of course, just hanging out at the beach is often the best way to spend your time in San Diego. The city’s sunny weather is legendary, but to get the best dose of vitamin D, avoid visiting in May and June, which are famously foggy. In turn, September and October are oppressively hot, as the Santa Ana winds furiously assault the city and cause the risk of wildfires.

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