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

Flight distance from Houston to San Francisco (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1635 miles / 2632 kilometers / 1421 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (IAH) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1932 miles / 3109 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 4 minutes.

Houston – San Francisco

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1635
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2632
Kilometers
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1421
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)
  • 1635.192 miles
  • 2631.586 kilometers
  • 1420.943 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
  • 1632.460 miles
  • 2627.190 kilometers
  • 1418.569 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 Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 3 hours 35 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Houston to San Francisco generates about 188 kg of CO2 per passenger, 188 kilograms is equal to 415 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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

Airlines flying from Houston (IAH) to San Francisco (SFO)

Copa Airlines
United Airlines