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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to San Jose (Los Angeles International Airport – Juan Santamaría International Airport) is 2722 miles / 4380 kilometers / 2365 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) is 3516 miles / 5658 kilometers and travel time by car is about 65 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

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)
  • 2721.539 miles
  • 4379.893 kilometers
  • 2364.953 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
  • 2722.869 miles
  • 4382.034 kilometers
  • 2366.109 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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 Los Angeles and San Jose is 2 hours. San Jose is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

San Jose

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 301 kg (664 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → San Jose (SJO).

Distance:
2722
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2722

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