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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to San Jose (Los Angeles International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 308 miles / 496 kilometers / 268 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC) is 348 miles / 560 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 36 minutes.

Los Angeles – San Jose

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308
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496
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268
Nautical miles

How far is San Jose from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 307.925 miles
  • 495.557 kilometers
  • 267.579 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
  • 308.033 miles
  • 495.731 kilometers
  • 267.673 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 Los Angeles to San Jose?

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to San Jose International Airport is 1 hour 4 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and San Jose?

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and San Jose.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Jose International Airport (SJC)

On average flying from Los Angeles to San Jose generates about 70 kg of CO2 per passenger, 70 kilograms is equal to 155 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to San Jose

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Airport information

Origin Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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

Airlines flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJC)

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