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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Houston to San Francisco (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1649 miles / 2654 kilometers / 1433 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 37 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1929 miles / 3105 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 37 minutes.

Houston – San Francisco

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1649
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2654
Kilometers
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1433
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1648.909 miles
  • 2653.662 kilometers
  • 1432.863 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
  • 1646.231 miles
  • 2649.352 kilometers
  • 1430.536 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 Houston to San Francisco?

Estimated flight time from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 3 hours 37 minutes.

What is the time difference between Houston and San Francisco?

The time difference between Houston and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind Houston.
Houston time to San Francisco time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average flying from Houston to San Francisco generates about 189 kg of CO2 per passenger, 189 kilograms is equal to 417 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″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