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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Denver to Sacramento (Denver International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 909 miles / 1463 kilometers / 790 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Sacramento (SMF) is 1194 miles / 1921 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 58 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Denver to Sacramento.

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from Denver?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Denver and Sacramento. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 909.259 miles
  • 1463.311 kilometers
  • 790.125 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
  • 907.052 miles
  • 1459.759 kilometers
  • 788.207 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Denver and Sacramento is 1 hour. Sacramento is 1 hour behind Denver.

Time Difference

Denver, CO

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Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 144 kg (318 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Denver (DEN) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
909
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
909

Round trip?