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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 2473 miles / 3980 kilometers and travel time by car is about 42 hours 7 minutes.

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).

How far is San Francisco from Atlanta?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Atlanta and San Francisco. 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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Atlanta, GA

 EDT

San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 237 kg (523 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Atlanta (ATL) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2139
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2139

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