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Distance between San Jose, CA (SJC) and Palmdale, CA (PMD)

Flight distance from San Jose to Palmdale (San Jose International Airport – Palmdale Regional Airport) is 286 miles / 460 kilometers / 249 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJC) to Palmdale (PMD) is 332 miles / 534 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 9 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD).

How far is Palmdale from San Jose?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 286.125 miles
  • 460.474 kilometers
  • 248.636 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
  • 286.022 miles
  • 460.308 kilometers
  • 248.546 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 Palmdale Regional Airport
City: Palmdale, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PMD
ICAO Code: KPMD
Coordinates: 34°37′45″N, 118°5′5″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Jose and Palmdale.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (148 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Jose (SJC) → Palmdale (PMD).

Distance:
286
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
286

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