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Distance between San Jose (SJO) and Managua (MGA)

Flight distance from San Jose to Managua (Juan Santamaría International Airport – Augusto C. Sandino International Airport) is 199 miles / 320 kilometers / 173 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 52 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJO) to Managua (MGA) is 270 miles / 435 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 35 minutes.

San Jose – Managua

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199
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320
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173
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How far is Managua 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)
  • 198.706 miles
  • 319.787 kilometers
  • 172.671 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
  • 199.171 miles
  • 320.535 kilometers
  • 173.075 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 Augusto C. Sandino International Airport is 52 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between San Jose and Managua.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Jose to Managua generates about 54 kg of CO2 per passenger, 54 kilograms is equal to 120 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 Managua

Shortest flight path between Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA).

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 Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
City: Managua
Country: Nicaragua Flag of Nicaragua
IATA Code: MGA
ICAO Code: MNMG
Coordinates: 12°8′29″N, 86°10′5″W

Airlines flying from San Jose (SJO) to Managua (MGA)

Copa Airlines
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