# 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 13 minutes.

## 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).

## How far is San Jose from Los Angeles?

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

## Airport information

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

B San Jose International Airport
City: San Jose, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 70 kg (155 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
308
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
308

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