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Distance between Indianapolis, IN (IND) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Indianapolis to San Francisco (Indianapolis International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1943 miles / 3128 kilometers / 1689 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 10 minutes.

Driving distance from Indianapolis (IND) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2283 miles / 3674 kilometers and travel time by car is about 39 hours 40 minutes.

Indianapolis – San Francisco

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1943
Miles
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3128
Kilometers
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1689
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Indianapolis?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1943.359 miles
  • 3127.534 kilometers
  • 1688.733 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
  • 1938.695 miles
  • 3120.028 kilometers
  • 1684.680 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 Indianapolis International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 4 hours 10 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Indianapolis and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Indianapolis.
Indianapolis time to San Francisco time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Indianapolis to San Francisco generates about 212 kg of CO2 per passenger, 212 kilograms is equal to 468 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Indianapolis to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Indianapolis International Airport
City: Indianapolis, IN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IND
ICAO Code: KIND
Coordinates: 39°43′2″N, 86°17′39″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 Indianapolis (IND) to San Francisco (SFO)

United Airlines