# 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
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
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.

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## 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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