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Distance between Washington D.C. (IAD) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to San Jose (Washington Dulles International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 2400 miles / 3863 kilometers / 2086 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (IAD) to San Jose (SJC) is 2837 miles / 4565 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 2 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to San Jose.

Shortest flight path between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

How far is San Jose from Washington D.C.?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Washington D.C. and San Jose. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2400.356 miles
  • 3862.999 kilometers
  • 2085.853 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
  • 2394.633 miles
  • 3853.789 kilometers
  • 2080.880 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 Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAD
ICAO Code: KIAD
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″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 Washington D.C. and San Jose is 3 hours. San Jose is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..

Time Difference

Washington D.C.

 EST

San Jose, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 264 kg (581 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (IAD) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
2400
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2400

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