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Distance between Chicago, IL (MDW) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Chicago to San Jose (Chicago Midway International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 1838 miles / 2957 kilometers / 1597 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (MDW) to San Jose (SJC) is 2156 miles / 3469 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 10 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

How far is San Jose from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and San Jose. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1837.592 miles
  • 2957.317 kilometers
  • 1596.824 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
  • 1833.248 miles
  • 2950.327 kilometers
  • 1593.049 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 Chicago Midway International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MDW
ICAO Code: KMDW
Coordinates: 41°47′9″N, 87°45′8″W

B San Jose International Airport
City: San Jose, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Chicago and San Jose is 2 hours. San Jose is 2 hours behind Chicago.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

 CST

San Jose, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (448 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (MDW) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
1838
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1838

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