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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.

Frankfurt – San Francisco

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5699
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9171
Kilometers
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4952
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Frankfurt?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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 to San Francisco International Airport is 11 hours 17 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Frankfurt to San Francisco generates about 676 kg of CO2 per passenger, 676 kilograms is equal to 1 491 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Frankfurt to San Francisco

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

Airport information

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

Airlines flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to San Francisco (SFO)

Air New Zealand
Lufthansa
United Airlines