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Distance between Atlanta, GA (ATL) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Atlanta to San Francisco (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2139 miles / 3442 kilometers / 1859 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 32 minutes.

Driving distance from Atlanta (ATL) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2468 miles / 3972 kilometers and travel time by car is about 43 hours 51 minutes.

Atlanta – San Francisco

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2139
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3442
Kilometers
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1859
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Atlanta?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2138.897 miles
  • 3442.220 kilometers
  • 1858.650 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
  • 2134.238 miles
  • 3434.723 kilometers
  • 1854.602 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).

How long does it take to fly from Atlanta to San Francisco?

Estimated flight time from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 4 hours 32 minutes.

What is the time difference between Atlanta and San Francisco?

The time difference between Atlanta and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Atlanta.
Atlanta time to San Francisco time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average flying from Atlanta to San Francisco generates about 233 kg of CO2 per passenger, 233 kilograms is equal to 514 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Atlanta to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City: Atlanta, GA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ATL
ICAO Code: KATL
Coordinates: 33°38′12″N, 84°25′41″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