You're flying in and out of the same airport.
We're pretty sure it's better to drive from San Francisco to San Jose. This page
shows the comparison just for fun if you were calculating the
straight line flight distance between points.
The fly or drive score is an estimate of the true cost of travel. A lower score is better. Our score includes factors like airline prices and fuel costs, but it also takes into account the value of your time spent traveling. If you're taking time off work because you have to drive an extra day, it might be better to fly even if driving is technically cheaper. Tap on a blue or green value to customize it.
You can adjust any of the settings above to customize the calculation for your exact trip. We assume some simple default values to get a quick answer to start.
The Fly Score is an estimate of how much it would cost you to take a flight, including factors to account for the value of your time getting to the airport, checking in, and waiting for the plane to take off and land. The default fly score is 233 from San Francisco to San Jose.
The Drive Score is a comparable calculation that estimates the total cost of doing a road trip. You might spend less on gas than the price of airfare, but it could take you longer to get there if you're driving. So we include the value of your time spent in the car, as well as additional costs for things like hotel, tolls, food, and whatever else you want to include. The default drive score from San Francisco to San Jose is 41.68.
So in this case, it's better to drive from San Francisco to San Jose. Actually, it's way better to drive on this trip, so unless you made big adjustments to the numbers above, you should probably drive.
These results are based on the actual driving distance from San Francisco to San Jose, which is 48 miles or 77 kilometers.
San Francisco, California
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San Jose, California
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