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

Flight distance from Chicago to San Jose (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 1829 miles / 2944 kilometers / 1590 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to San Jose (SJC) is 2157 miles / 3472 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) 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)
  • 1829.355 miles
  • 2944.062 kilometers
  • 1589.666 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
  • 1825.041 miles
  • 2937.118 kilometers
  • 1585.917 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 O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″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

 CDT

San Jose, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 201 kg (444 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
1829
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1829

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