How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip From San Jose to Maui

Getting to Hawaii is easier than you think. But, there’s one destination that makes getting to paradise easier than the Valley Isle breeze, and that’s San Jose, CA. Everything you need to build the perfect trip from San Jose to Maui can be found right here! Before you take flight over the Pacific, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Maui Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of the island’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, making it the best tool for planning a vacation that you won’t soon forget! E komo mai (welcome) to Hawaii.

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Traveling From San Jose to Maui

Flight Times

The short flight time is a big part of what makes traveling from San Jose to Maui so simple. From takeoff to touchdown, a flight lasts only five hours and 20 minutes. This makes flying from San Jose to Maui one of the quickest ways to get to the island from the mainland United States. Flight times vary depending on which airport you fly into, but you can pretty much guarantee a smooth ride every time! Continue reading for additional flight info.

Flight Prices

In addition to quick flight times, San Jose is also one of the cheapest places to fly out of if you’re going to Hawaii. Why not save money on your way to paradise? Flights range from $350 to $600, depending on the season. By comparison, flights out of L.A. can cost as much as $700. To check current prices and available flights on airlines like American, Southwest, or Delta, Google Flights is a great resource! 

Other Departure Points

If San Jose is tough to get to, there are plenty of other airports that service flights straight to the Valley Isle. San Francisco to Maui or Los Angeles to Maui are both great options and a fun way to extend your trip for a day or two! 

While You’re Here

Maui is home to incredible wildlife, delicious restaurants, and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. If you need help finding the best of Maui, our things to do page is a great first step. The island’s top restaurants, historic attractions, and outdoor adventures are all waiting for you! 

Where to Stay on the Island

Ulu Room interior viewThere’s only one place to stay on Maui for an intimate island experience! Look no further than The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono for your next trip. Our historic bed and breakfast offers a secluded, peaceful retreat but still offers proximity to the best activities and attractions on the island. You can spend all day out on the town, then rest up in one of our beautiful guest rooms

Our Ulu Room, for instance, captures the essence of Maui and puts it right in the palm of your hand. Artful decor, comfortable bedding, and stunning views of the island are featured in this well-appointed suite. We even serve a gourmet, homemade breakfast each morning! 

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