# How far is San Jose, CA, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and San Jose (San Jose International Airport) is 308 miles / 496 kilometers / 268 nautical miles.

The 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.

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## Distance from Los Angeles to San Jose

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Los Angeles to San Jose. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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?

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

## 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, and 70 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the 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
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
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W