While you won't be able to fly direct from Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), there are several carriers that service this route with just one stopover. Why not see if American Airlines or United Airlines have flights that fit with your travel plans? If they don't, take a look at Delta Air Lines.
The shortest flight from Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) is 3 hours and 48 minutes. Order a wine from the drink cart, perfect your travel itinerary or read a few magazines — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.
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The commercial airport offering flights from Tampa is the Tampa International Airport. It primarily serves Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines. The airport lies six miles west of downtown Tampa. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Tampa International.
Tampa International Airport offers several parking options for your vehicle while you are away. Short-term parking is in a garage located above the terminal at the northern end of the airport. It costs no more than $20 for a 24-hour period. Long-term parking is the cheaper option; it costs $15 for 24 hours. The long-term parking area is adjacent to Airside A. Orbitz.com's flight planner option helps you choose parking options.
Getting to Tampa International Airport is easy by bus or taxi. HART makes regular stops at the east end of the red baggage claim near belt #15. Greyhound, meanwhile, has a terminal on Polk Street in downtown Tampa that has buses that travel to the airport. If you take a taxi, expect to pay at least $15. Orbitz.com may offer special deals for bus tickets, depending on your location.
The landside building at the airport offers a variety of cuisines to refresh you before your flight from Tampa. If you want coffee and breakfast, you can have a latte at the Starbucks, which is open 24 hours per day. Terminal restaurants, including Burger King, are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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 JosÃ© 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.
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 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.
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.
^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.