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Distance between San Jose (SJO) and Washington D.C. (IAD)

Flight distance from San Jose to Washington D.C. (Juan Santamaría International Airport – Washington Dulles International Airport) is 2036 miles / 3277 kilometers / 1769 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJO) to Washington D.C. (IAD) is 3761 miles / 6053 kilometers and travel time by car is about 72 hours 8 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Jose to Washington D.C..

Shortest flight path between Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

How far is Washington D.C. from San Jose?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2036.183 miles
  • 3276.918 kilometers
  • 1769.394 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
  • 2043.336 miles
  • 3288.430 kilometers
  • 1775.610 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 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

B Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAD
ICAO Code: KIAD
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Jose and Washington D.C. is 1 hour. Washington D.C. is 1 hour ahead of San Jose.

Time Difference

San Jose

 CST

Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 222 kg (489 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Jose (SJO) → Washington D.C. (IAD).

Distance:
2036
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2036

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