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

Distance from Houston to San Francisco (William P. Hobby Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1649 miles / 2654 kilometers / 1433 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 3 hours 37 minutes.

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (398 pounds).

Airport information


A 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

Map

Houston to San Francisco flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
1649
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1649

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