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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Houston and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind Houston.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 189 kg (417 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Houston (HOU) → San Francisco (SFO).