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How far is San Francisco, CA, from Honolulu, HI?

The distance between Honolulu (Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 2398 miles / 3860 kilometers / 2084 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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Distance from Honolulu to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Honolulu to San Francisco. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Honolulu to San Francisco?

The estimated flight time from Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

What is the time difference between Honolulu and San Francisco?

The time difference between Honolulu and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours ahead of Honolulu.

Flight carbon footprint between Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from Honolulu to San Francisco generates about 263 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 263 kilograms equals 581 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Honolulu to San Francisco

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

Airport information

Origin 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
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 Honolulu (HNL) to San Francisco (SFO)

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Hawaiian Airlines
United Airlines