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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Frankfurt and San Francisco is 9 hours. San Francisco is 9 hours behind Frankfurt.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 676 kg (1 491 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Frankfurt (FRA) → San Francisco (SFO).