Where to find the best bites
From the hottest brunch spots to the best places to grab a coffee, the finest dining and the city’s prime food trucks, Lucille Howe points you in the right direction for San Jose’s foodie finds.
The Capital of Silicon Valley
Flight time from London
10 hrs 55 mins
Cheapest return flight
Distance from London
While it might be known as the capital of Silicon Valley, you’ll find much more to San Jose than business and technology. From arts and culture, to an exciting burgeoning foodie scene, it makes a great holiday or stopover spot.
So whether you’re booking a California holiday or buying flights to San Jose, we can help from planning your trip, to getting you safely to your destination. Our cabin crew are renowned for their expert service and when you book a flight to San Jose with us, you can be sure of a comfortable and pleasurable flight experience.
San Jose is increasingly popular with tourists. Unsurprisingly, summer is the most popular time, when the average temperatures can reach up to 24°C (75°F) but this is a popular spot all year round, especially with the creative and business crowds. The months of June, July and August are particularly busy times for visitors to San Jose, so fares can be higher during that period. To find our cheapest flights to San Jose, use our lowest fare finder.
From London Heathrow (LHR) to San Jose (SJC) you can expect a flight time of around ten and a half hours.
San Jose International Airport is situated less than five kilometres north of downtown San Jose and has access to the highway and Freeways 101 and 880. Car hire is a great idea if you’re planning to explore outside the city, as well as for trips in town.
Taxis are easily available outside the terminal building and cost a minimum of $15 for the trip to downtown San Jose, and $3 per mile after that. Don’t forget there’s a $1.50 airport tax on cab fares.
Many hotels offer courtesy shuttle buses to and from the airport too, so check with your hotel. Or take the Airbus if you are transferring to San Francisco Airport. Alternatively there are plenty of shuttle buses that you can pre-book to take you to your location of choice.
Why not book your airport transfers when you book your San Jose holiday or flights with us? Simply, choose the best option for you on the booking pages.
For more tips and advice on travelling in and around San Jose, check out our articles.
If you’re travelling on a British passport, there’s no need to get a visa in advance – but you do need to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before you travel. There is a $14 fee for registration and, once approved, your ESTA is valid for multiple journeys for two years or until your passport expires.
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