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Distance between Washington D.C. (IAD) and San Jose (SJO)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to San Jose (Washington Dulles International Airport – Juan Santamaría International Airport) is 2036 miles / 3277 kilometers / 1769 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (IAD) to San Jose (SJO) is 3761 miles / 6052 kilometers and travel time by car is about 71 hours 43 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 Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

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)
  • 2036.183 miles
  • 3276.918 kilometers
  • 1769.394 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
  • 2043.336 miles
  • 3288.430 kilometers
  • 1775.610 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 Juan Santamaría International Airport
City: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica
IATA Code: SJO
ICAO Code: MROC
Coordinates: 9°59′37″N, 84°12′31″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Washington D.C. and San Jose is 2 hours. San Jose is 2 hours behind Washington D.C..

Time Difference

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San Jose

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 222 kg (489 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

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

Distance:
2036
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2036

Round trip?