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).
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.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 301 kg (664 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Los Angeles (LAX) → San Jose (SJO).