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How far is San Francisco, CA from Denver, CO?

Distance between Denver (Denver International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 967 miles / 1556 kilometers / 840 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 19 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1268 miles / 2041 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 55 minutes.

Denver International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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967
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1556
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840
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Distance from Denver to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate distance from Denver to San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 967.097 miles
  • 1556.392 kilometers
  • 840.384 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
  • 964.851 miles
  • 1552.777 kilometers
  • 838.432 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).

How long does it take to fly from Denver to San Francisco?

Estimated flight time from Denver International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2 hours 19 minutes.

What is the time difference between Denver and San Francisco?

The time difference between Denver and San Francisco is 1 hour. San Francisco is 1 hour behind Denver.
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Flight carbon footprint between Denver International Airport (DEN) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average flying from Denver to San Francisco generates about 149 kg of CO2 per passenger, 149 kilograms is equal to 328 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Denver to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Denver (DEN) to San Francisco (SFO)

Frontier Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines