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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Richmond to San Jose (Richmond International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 2430 miles / 3910 kilometers / 2111 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to San Jose (SJC) is 2913 miles / 4688 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

How far is San Jose from Richmond?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Richmond and San Jose. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2429.506 miles
  • 3909.911 kilometers
  • 2111.183 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
  • 2423.792 miles
  • 3900.715 kilometers
  • 2106.218 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and San Jose is 3 hours. San Jose is 3 hours behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

San Jose, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 267 kg (589 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
2430
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2430

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