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

Flight distance from Frankfurt to San Francisco (Frankfurt Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 5699 miles / 9171 kilometers / 4952 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 17 minutes.

Map of flight path from Frankfurt to San Francisco.

Shortest flight path between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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).

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

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

Frankfurt

 CET

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 676 kg (1 491 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Frankfurt (FRA) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
5699
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5699

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