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Distance between San Jose (SJO) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from San Jose to San Francisco (Juan Santamaría International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 3039 miles / 4891 kilometers / 2641 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJO) to San Francisco (SFO) is 3871 miles / 6230 kilometers and travel time by car is about 76 hours 1 minutes.

San Jose – San Francisco

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3039
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4891
Kilometers
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2641
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco 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)
  • 3039.223 miles
  • 4891.155 kilometers
  • 2641.012 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
  • 3040.688 miles
  • 4893.513 kilometers
  • 2642.286 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 San Francisco International Airport is 6 hours 15 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between San Jose and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind San Jose.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Jose to San Francisco generates about 339 kg of CO2 per passenger, 339 kilograms is equal to 747 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 San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W