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Distance between San Jose, CA (SJC) and Houston, TX (IAH)

Flight distance from San Jose to Houston (San Jose International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 1608 miles / 2588 kilometers / 1397 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 32 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJC) to Houston (IAH) is 1903 miles / 3063 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 29 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

How far is Houston from San Jose?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1607.840 miles
  • 2587.567 kilometers
  • 1397.175 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
  • 1605.141 miles
  • 2583.224 kilometers
  • 1394.829 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 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

B Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Jose and Houston is 2 hours. Houston is 2 hours ahead of San Jose.

Time Difference

San Jose, CA

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Houston, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 186 kg (411 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Jose (SJC) → Houston (IAH).

Distance:
1608
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1608

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