How far is San Francisco from Washington D.C.?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2418.828 miles
- 3892.726 kilometers
- 2101.904 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
- 2413.037 miles
- 3883.407 kilometers
- 2096.872 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).
Estimated flight time from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 5 hours 4 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Washington D.C. and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 270 kg (595 pounds).
|A||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|B||San Francisco International Airport|
|City:||San Francisco, CA|
Washington D.C. to San Francisco flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Washington D.C. (IAD) → San Francisco (SFO).