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Distance between San Jose, CA (SJC) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from San Jose to Los Angeles (San Jose International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 308 miles / 496 kilometers / 268 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJC) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 347 miles / 559 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 35 minutes.

San Jose – Los Angeles

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308
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496
Kilometers
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268
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from San Jose?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 307.925 miles
  • 495.557 kilometers
  • 267.579 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
  • 308.033 miles
  • 495.731 kilometers
  • 267.673 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 San Jose to Los Angeles is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Jose and Los Angeles.

San Jose time to Los Angeles time converter

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Jose to Los Angeles generates about 70 kg of CO2 per passenger, 70 kilograms is equal to 155 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Jose to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W