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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Denver to San Francisco (Denver International Airport – 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 1285 miles / 2068 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 41 minutes.

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).

How far is San Francisco from Denver?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Denver and 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).

Airport information


A 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

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 Denver and San Francisco is 1 hour. San Francisco is 1 hour behind Denver.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 149 kg (328 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
967
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
967

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