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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 1900 miles / 3057 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 33 minutes.

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).

How far is San Jose from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Houston and San Jose. 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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CDT

San Jose, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 178 kg (392 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
1621
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1621

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