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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 1928 miles / 3103 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 0 minutes.

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).

How far is San Francisco from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Houston and San Francisco. 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).

Airport information


A 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

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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CDT

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 189 kg (417 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
1649
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1649

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