# How far is San Francisco, CA, from New York, NY?

The distance between New York (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 2586 miles / 4162 kilometers / 2247 nautical miles.

The driving distance from New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2935 miles / 4724 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 51 hours 45 minutes.

2586
Miles
4162
Kilometers
2247
Nautical miles
5 h 23 min
285 kg

## Distance from New York to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate the distance from New York to San Francisco. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2586.065 miles
• 4161.868 kilometers
• 2247.229 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 2579.804 miles
• 4151.792 kilometers
• 2241.788 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).

## How long does it take to fly from New York to San Francisco?

The estimated flight time from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 5 hours and 23 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from New York to San Francisco generates about 285 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 285 kilograms equals 629 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to San Francisco

See the map of the shortest flight path between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## Airport information

Origin New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States
IATA Code: JFK
ICAO Code: KJFK
Coordinates: 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W
Destination San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W