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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Houston to San Jose (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 1621 miles / 2609 kilometers / 1409 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to San Jose (SJC) is 1898 miles / 3054 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 0 minutes.

Houston – San Jose

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1621
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2609
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1409
Nautical miles

How far is San Jose from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1621.402 miles
  • 2609.394 kilometers
  • 1408.960 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
  • 1618.756 miles
  • 2605.135 kilometers
  • 1406.661 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 Houston to San Jose?

Estimated flight time from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to San Jose International Airport is 3 hours 34 minutes.

What is the time difference between Houston and San Jose?

The time difference between Houston and San Jose is 2 hours. San Jose is 2 hours behind Houston.
Houston time to San Jose time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and San Jose International Airport (SJC)

On average flying from Houston to San Jose generates about 187 kg of CO2 per passenger, 187 kilograms is equal to 413 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Airport information

Origin Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″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