The flight time from New Jersey (NJ) to California (CA) is:

5 hours, 24 minutes

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Flying time from New Jersey to California

The total flight duration from New Jersey to California is 5 hours, 24 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between New Jersey and California.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from New Jersey to California ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,451 miles or 3 944 kilometers.

Your trip begins in the state of New Jersey.
It ends in the state of California.

Your flight direction from New Jersey to California is West (-82 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.


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New Jersey (NJ)

State: New Jersey
Country: United States
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California (CA)

State: California
Country: United States
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