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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Chicago and San Jose is 2 hours. San Jose is 2 hours behind Chicago.
San Jose, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (448 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (MDW) → San Jose (SJC).