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Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Seattle to San Diego (Seattle Boeing Field – San Diego International Airport) is 1056 miles / 1699 kilometers / 917 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 29 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to San Diego (SAN) is 1251 miles / 2013 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 45 minutes.

Seattle – San Diego

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1056
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1699
Kilometers
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917
Nautical miles

How far is San Diego from Seattle?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1055.562 miles
  • 1698.762 kilometers
  • 917.258 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
  • 1056.786 miles
  • 1700.733 kilometers
  • 918.322 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 Seattle Boeing Field to San Diego International Airport is 2 hours 29 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Seattle and San Diego.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Seattle to San Diego generates about 154 kg of CO2 per passenger, 154 kilograms is equal to 340 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Seattle to San Diego

Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Airport information

Origin Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″W
Destination San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W