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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 2156 miles / 3469 kilometers and travel time by car is about 37 hours 19 minutes.

Chicago – San Jose

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1829
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2944
Kilometers
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1590
Nautical miles

How far is San Jose from Chicago?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Chicago to San Jose is 3 hours 57 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Chicago time to San Jose time converter

Time in Chicago: 00:00 ⇆ Time in San Jose: 00:00

Current local times

Chicago, IL

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San Jose, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Chicago to San Jose generates about 202 kg of CO2 per passenger, 202 kilograms is equal to 446 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Chicago (ORD) to San Jose (SJC)

American Airlines