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How far is San Jose from Panama City?

The distance between Panama City (Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport) and San Jose (Juan Santamaría International Airport) is 325 miles / 523 kilometers / 283 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Panama City (PAC) to San Jose (SJO) is 520 miles / 837 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 24 minutes.

Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport – Juan Santamaría International Airport

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Distance from Panama City to San Jose

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Panama City to San Jose. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 325.143 miles
  • 523.267 kilometers
  • 282.541 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 324.849 miles
  • 522.794 kilometers
  • 282.286 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).

How long does it take to fly from Panama City to San Jose?

The estimated flight time from Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport to Juan Santamaría International Airport is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

What is the time difference between Panama City and San Jose?

The time difference between Panama City and San Jose is 1 hour. San Jose is 1 hour behind Panama City.

Flight carbon footprint between Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport (PAC) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

On average, flying from Panama City to San Jose generates about 73 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 73 kilograms equals 161 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Panama City to San Jose

Shortest flight path between Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport (PAC) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Airport information

Origin Albrook 'Marcos A. Gelabert' International Airport
City: Panama City
Country: Panama Flag of Panama
IATA Code: PAC
ICAO Code: MPMG
Coordinates: 8°58′24″N, 79°33′20″W
Destination Juan Santamaría International Airport
City: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica
IATA Code: SJO
ICAO Code: MROC
Coordinates: 9°59′37″N, 84°12′31″W