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Distance between Charleston, SC (CHS) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Charleston to San Francisco (Charleston International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2395 miles / 3855 kilometers / 2082 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Charleston (CHS) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2761 miles / 4443 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 14 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Charleston to San Francisco.

Shortest flight path between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from Charleston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Charleston and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2395.494 miles
  • 3855.175 kilometers
  • 2081.628 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
  • 2390.350 miles
  • 3846.895 kilometers
  • 2077.157 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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″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 Charleston and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Charleston.

Time Difference

Charleston, SC

 EST

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 263 kg (580 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charleston (CHS) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2395
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2395

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