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How far is San Jose, CA from Detroit, MI?

Distance between Detroit (Detroit Metropolitan Airport) and San Jose (San Jose International Airport) is 2062 miles / 3319 kilometers / 1792 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Detroit (DTW) to San Jose (SJC) is 2409 miles / 3877 kilometers and travel time by car is about 41 hours 53 minutes.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport – San Jose International Airport

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Distance from Detroit to San Jose

There are several ways to calculate distance from Detroit to San Jose. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2062.338 miles
  • 3319.012 kilometers
  • 1792.123 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 2057.428 miles
  • 3311.109 kilometers
  • 1787.856 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Detroit to San Jose?

Estimated flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to San Jose International Airport is 4 hours 24 minutes.

What is the time difference between Detroit and San Jose?

The time difference between Detroit and San Jose is 3 hours. San Jose is 3 hours behind Detroit.
Detroit time to San Jose time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and San Jose International Airport (SJC)

On average flying from Detroit to San Jose generates about 224 kg of CO2 per passenger, 224 kilograms is equal to 495 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Detroit to San Jose

Shortest flight path between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Airport information

Origin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
City: Detroit, MI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DTW
ICAO Code: KDTW
Coordinates: 42°12′44″N, 83°21′12″W
Destination San Jose International Airport
City: San Jose, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W