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British Airways lands at San Jose California

We launched our new route to the San Jose, California. The daily flights from Heathrow to Silicon Valley started on 4 May 2016.

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Flights to San Jose, California

Our direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) mean that visiting the US west coast couldn’t be easier. With daily departures you could be exploring California before you know it.

San Jose may be best known as the capital of Silicon Valley, but it also provides the ideal gateway for exploring California and the sights of the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Hire a car and visit nearby San Francisco or enjoy a daytrip to the picturesque Big Basin Redwood State Park. With regular flights from London Heathrow, it’s easy to find a flight that suits your budget and requirements. Why not use the Low Price Finder to guarantee the cheapest fares?

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Duration of your flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
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Duration of your flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)

Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) in 10 hours 30 minutes. With daily, direct flights from London, getting away to San Jose California couldn’t be easier. Travel in First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller and take advantage of the award-winning British Airways service. Our package holidays include 23kg of hold luggage and two bags - with complimentary on-board drinks and snacks.

Hotels in San Jose

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Things to do in San Jose

Outdoor adventures
Outdoor adventures.

Outdoor adventures

California is well known for its fantastic weather, love of exercise, and all things outdoors. San Jose is no exception, with an average of 300 days of sunny weather a year and lots of green spaces, you will find something perfect for you. Hire a bike and take to one of the many trails across the city or play golf on a championship-level course. Take a trip to the Monterey Bay for kayaking and sailing, or try surfing in Santa Cruz – birthplace of surfing on the US mainland – home to some of the best surf breaks in the world.

Fly-drive holidays
Fly-drive holidays.

Fly-drive holidays

San Jose is perfectly placed to act as a gateway to the beautiful Californian coastal landscape. Go on a road trip to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park or head to Mount Diablo – which is considered sacred by some Native Americans as the point of creation. Head to the surf-friendly Santa Cruz, where you’ll find a great example of a classic seaside amusement park at the Beach Boardwalk. Or venture further south to Monterey Bay, whose stunning coastline road should end in a visit to Monterey’s world-famous aquarium.

San Jose’s museums
San Jose’s museums.

San Jose’s museums

San Jose has some of California’s leading museums – from ancient artefacts to ultra-modern ideas, there is something to see. Go for a day to the Children’s Discovery Museum, where kids can pull, poke and prod exhibitions to learn how things work. Or maybe a trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, whose 4000-plus exhibits make it an authority on Ancient Egyptian culture on the west coast. Don’t miss The Tech Museum of Innovation, which showcases new technology and ideas – including a place to build your own robots.

Bars and nightlife in San Jose
Bars and nightlife in San Jose.

Bars and nightlife in San Jose

San Jose may be a business heavy destination, but there is still plenty do in the evening. From dive bars and swanky cocktail haunts to live music venues and gourmet dining. Make sure you go Downtown to San Pedro Square Market, a fun and lively food hall open late at night, where you can try pizza, tacos, burgers and more all under one roof. After that head to Blank Club to check out some live music, it is a dive bar but is considered the best for alternative music – they even do some karaoke on quieter evenings.

Wine
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Wine

Just north of San Jose and San Francisco is wine country – Napa Valley and Sonoma are amongst the most famous. But there are vineyards all over northern California, from low-key wineries in urban warehouses to tasting rooms adjacent to picturesque vineyards bursting with fruit. Visit one of the 70 or so boutique, family-owned wineries in the Santa Cruz area, where an intimate, personal wine tasting experience can be found. So bring a picnic, buy a bottle and sit gazing at the stunning scenery of Silicon Valley to the east.

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