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Distance between Frankfurt (FRA) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Distance from Frankfurt to San Francisco (Frankfurt Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 5699 miles / 9171 kilometers / 4952 nautical miles.

How far is San Francisco from Frankfurt?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Frankfurt and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5698.880 miles
  • 9171.459 kilometers
  • 4952.191 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
  • 5684.398 miles
  • 9148.152 kilometers
  • 4939.607 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 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 11 hours 17 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Frankfurt and San Francisco is 9 hours. San Francisco is 9 hours behind Frankfurt.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 684 kg (1 509 pounds).

Airport information


A Frankfurt Airport
City: Frankfurt
Country: Germany Flag of Germany
IATA Code: FRA
ICAO Code: EDDF
Coordinates: 50°1′35″N, 8°32′35″E

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

Map

Frankfurt to San Francisco flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Frankfurt (FRA) → San Francisco (SFO).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5699

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