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Distance between Honolulu, HI (HNL) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Distance from Honolulu to San Francisco (Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2398 miles / 3860 kilometers / 2084 nautical miles.

How far is San Francisco from Honolulu?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2398.479 miles
  • 3859.977 kilometers
  • 2084.221 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
  • 2396.523 miles
  • 3856.830 kilometers
  • 2082.522 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 Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Honolulu and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours ahead of Honolulu.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (590 pounds).

Airport information


A Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
City: Honolulu, HI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HNL
ICAO Code: PHNL
Coordinates: 21°19′7″N, 157°55′19″W

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

Honolulu to San Francisco flight path

Shortest flight path between Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Honolulu (HNL) → San Francisco (SFO).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
2398
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2398

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