# Distance between Charlotte, NC (CLT) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Charlotte to San Francisco (Charlotte Douglas International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2296 miles / 3695 kilometers / 1995 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Charlotte (CLT) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2698 miles / 4342 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 5 minutes.

2296
Miles
3695
Kilometers
1995
Nautical miles
4 h 50 min
251 kg

## How far is San Francisco from Charlotte?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2296.199 miles
• 3695.374 kilometers
• 1995.342 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
• 2290.981 miles
• 3686.976 kilometers
• 1990.808 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 4 hours 50 minutes.

## Time difference

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

## Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Charlotte to San Francisco generates about 251 kg of CO2 per passenger, 251 kilograms is equal to 554 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Charlotte to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## Airport information

Origin Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City: Charlotte, NC
Country: United States
IATA Code: CLT
ICAO Code: KCLT
Coordinates: 35°12′50″N, 80°56′35″W
Destination San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W