# 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
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
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 1 hour. San Jose is 1 hour ahead of Los Angeles.

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## 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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2722

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