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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Charleston and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Charleston.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 263 kg (580 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Charleston (CHS) → San Francisco (SFO).