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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to San Jose (Los Angeles International Airport – Tobías Bolaños International Airport) is 2727 miles / 4388 kilometers / 2369 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SYQ) is 3526 miles / 5675 kilometers and travel time by car is about 65 hours 31 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Tobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ).

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)
  • 2726.713 miles
  • 4388.219 kilometers
  • 2369.449 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
  • 2728.044 miles
  • 4390.362 kilometers
  • 2370.606 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 Tobías Bolaños International Airport
City: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica
IATA Code: SYQ
ICAO Code: MRPV
Coordinates: 9°57′25″N, 84°8′23″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 302 kg (665 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → San Jose (SYQ).

Distance:
2727
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2727

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