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Destination Airport IATA Code SJC
Number of Airlines Serving 6
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Earliest Departing Flight AS 1002 8:26PM PST
Latest Departing Flight NZ 2770 Dec 9 9:15PM PST

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Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Palo Alto?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor features everything from comprehensive info on travel advice reports to current quarantine requirements. Make sure you check it out before securing your airfare to Palo Alto.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
The majority of airlines will make an allowance for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19. To be sure, scan through your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also head to our Customer Service Portal for more information.
Which airlines fly to Palo Alto?
With airlines to take your pick of, finding the right flight that matches your travel dates and budget will be a piece of cake. San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) is the main entryway to Palo Alto and where you’ll likely be touching down. These top international carriers are waiting to take you there:

  • United Airlines - 487 flights to Palo Alto per month
  • Air Canada - 261 flights to Palo Alto per month
  • Alaska Airlines - 56 flights to Palo Alto per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Palo Alto?
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), around 12 miles east of the center of Palo Alto, is one option. San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) is another gateway to the city. Compare the flight deals to both airports, along with which terminal is more convenient for you to touch down at.
How much is a flight to Palo Alto?
If you’re searching for round-trip flights, airfares ranged from to this week. The most affordable one-way price was , from ().
How to book the cheapest flight to Palo Alto?
With Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most incredible flight deals around from a big selection of airlines. But if you’d like to heighten your chances of booking cheap flights to Palo Alto, here are some tips to try out:

  • Depending on where you’re coming from, choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Oftentimes, alternative departure points offer better value for money.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel schedule, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link. It’ll display the flight deals for the days before and after your chosen departure. Ticket prices often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • You can also hit the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you want to fly.
  • Once you’ve figured out your travel dates, don’t waste time booking your flight. Ticket prices generally climb as the departure date nears.
  • Think about bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into an Orbitz package to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding school vacations and summer, you can save big on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Palo Alto?
You might have time to read one or two chapters of your book, or you might polish off the whole thing! Flight durations depend on where you’re leaving from, but these popular routes to Palo Alto will give you a better picture:

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 1 hour and 34 minutes
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 6 hours and 7 minutes
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 1 hour and 56 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Palo Alto?
Land a bargain and book your tickets to Palo Alto in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t worry. February and August often have low airfares as well. Be careful not to sleep on a sale though — cheap flights come and go in the click of a mouse!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Palo Alto?
In general, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to book a flight to Palo Alto. If you’re looking for unbeatable airfares, search across those days and you could land an excellent flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Palo Alto?
If you’re after cheap flights to Palo Alto, depart earlier in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the cheapest day to fly out, followed by Tuesday. Saturday is the most expensive, so avoid this day and do your bank account a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Palo Alto?
Fly sometime in August if you’re on a budget. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month for cheap flights to Palo Alto. June is when prices are at their most expensive.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you suspect your travel plans could change, Orbitz can help you lock in a flexible fare. All you have to do is click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights. We’ll show you airlines that include free cancellation and no change fees — in addition to our awesome low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Palo Alto?
The secret to a smooth and comfortable flight is to prepare well. Here are some tips that’ll help get you ready for take off:

  • Whether you print it out or use an electronic one, you’ll need your boarding pass to get on to the plane. You’ll also need some sort of government-issued photo identification. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure your passport is valid and you’ve checked visa requirements.
  • To keep you busy on the short trip to Palo Alto, download your favorite tunes or stock up the audiobook library on your phone. Food can also be a tasty distraction while in the air, so maybe even bring a snack.
  • Even if you’re flying when it’s sweltering outside, carry a sweater on board with you. Cabins can get chilly!

How many direct flights are there to Palo Alto?
Each month, there are 414 direct flights into Palo Alto. Pick from a nice variety of airlines, including Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Other reputable carriers that jet to Palo Alto nonstop are American Airlines, United Airlines and Volaris.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Palo Alto?
Savvy travelers are pros at finding business or first-class flights to Palo Alto without the steep price tag. Follow their example with these useful tips:

  • Be flexible. By being open to different travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of picking up a rewarding deal on first or business-class airfares.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seats at a fraction of the usual cost. Skip the full-service carriers and look into these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions (if available) or upgrade your seat with loyalty points.

How to get into Palo Alto from the airport?
Book a Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) car rental from SJC airport and easily find your way to downtown Palo Alto. Decide on a vehicle from one of the well-known rental offices on-site including National Car Rental, Budget or Avis. After you’ve placed your luggage in the trunk, the city center is 12 miles to the west. If you’d rather take a taxi into town and pick up your own set of wheels from there instead, browse our Palo Alto car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Palo Alto?
Palo Alto is a fun getaway destination year-round, but the most popular months to visit are . If you like warm weather, head there in the summertime. Like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season kicks off June 20. At this time, temperatures normally drift between 60undefined and 80undefined during the daytime.
Travel tips for Palo Alto

  • Wear your comfy kicks and explore this buzzing city on foot. There are many fantastic attractions you shouldn’t miss, such as Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center.
  • Also explore the sights within an easy drive of Palo Alto’s center. Find your way to Pier 39 and Golden Gate Bridge and experience another side of this awesome destination.
  • Like to explore some other Santa Clara County cities? Organize a car rental and set out for Gilroy or Morgan Hill. With your own vehicle, getting to those harder-to-find destinations will also be a cinch.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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