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Fares from $97 One Way, $231 Round Trip from Detroit to San Jose

Prices starting at $231 for return flights and $97 for one-way flights to San Jose were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Detroit to San Jose

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Flights from Detroit to San Jose

Detroit Metro Airport

The Orbitz.com website makes it easy to find cheap flights from Detroit to any destination. The Detroit Metro Airport is located at 9000 Middlebelt Road, approximately 21 miles from downtown Detroit. Twelve airlines service the airport, including Delta Airlines, Frontier, Air Tran and American Airlines. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flight, the website searches flights from all available airlines so you can choose a flight with cheap tickets.

Parking and Transportation

The Detroit Metro Airport offers long-term parking for $10 per day. It also runs complimentary shuttle services from the parking lots to the airport terminals. If you're traveling for more than four days, it's cheaper to take a cab to the airport. Cab fare from downtown Detroit costs $44.50. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, you can reserve a rental car using the Orbitz.com website. This way, you can get from the airport to your hotel without relying on public transportation.

Dining at the Airport

There are a variety of restaurants located at the airport including Chili's, Diego's Mexican Cantina, Detroit 500 and Fuddruckers. When you book your flight using Orbitz.com, you have plenty of time to grab a quick meal before your flight, because your travel arrangements are made before you arrive at the airport. The Orbitz.com website does more than find cheap flights from Detroit; it has all the tools you need to plan your entire trip.

San Jose Airport Information

When you use Orbitz.com to purchase your air ticket, you will have a variety of cheap flights to San Jose to choose from. There are nine air passenger carriers that service the Mineta San José International Airport. American Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Volaris use Terminal A, while Southwest and Alaska Airlines use Terminal B. The airport offers easy access to the city, as it is less than five miles northwest of downtown San Jose.

Ground Transportation in San Jose

If you hop on the VTA Airport Flyer, you will be able to access the Amtrak, the Metro Light Rail and Caltrain railways, Greyhound buses and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The Monterey Airbus and Santa Cruz Airport Flyer also make scheduled stops at the airport. There are several cab companies that service the airport, with fares between $15 and $20 for transportation into downtown San Jose. Book your flight with Orbitz.com, and you can also find deals on hotels that offer free airport shuttle service, or you can simply rent a car so that you can get around during your stay.

San Jose Weather Information

San Jose gets very little rainfall, and the year-round temperatures are rather moderate. You can expect the winter months to be in the low 40s to high 50s, and the summer months rarely venture higher than the low 80s. Nights can be cool in San Jose, so make sure you pack a light jacket or layer your clothes to accommodate the change in temperature.

What to Do in San Jose

If you're traveling with children, be sure to visit the Raging Waters water park, the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Adults might prefer to visit one of the many museums, art galleries and theaters in San Jose. Whatever you decide to do while you're there, don't forget to come back to Orbitz.com to book cheap flights to San Jose for your next trip.

Flights from Detroit to San Jose - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Detroit to San Jose?

There are no direct flights from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), so your next best option is to pick a carrier that offers a single stopover. Accumulate those air miles with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines or American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Detroit to San Jose?

The quickest flight from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) is 5 hours and 34 minutes. Slip a few things into your hand luggage to stop you from getting bored, like a magazine or a sketch pad.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Jose?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Jose have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to San Jose with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Jose without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.