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

Flight distance from San Jose to Los Angeles (Juan Santamaría International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2722 miles / 4380 kilometers / 2365 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJO) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 3514 miles / 5656 kilometers and travel time by car is about 69 hours 21 minutes.

San Jose – Los Angeles

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2722
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4380
Kilometers
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2365
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)
  • 2721.539 miles
  • 4379.893 kilometers
  • 2364.953 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
  • 2722.869 miles
  • 4382.034 kilometers
  • 2366.109 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 Juan Santamaría International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours 39 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between San Jose and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind San Jose.
San Jose time to Los Angeles time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Jose to Los Angeles generates about 301 kg of CO2 per passenger, 301 kilograms is equal to 664 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 Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
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

Airlines flying from San Jose (SJO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Delta Air Lines