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Distance between New York, NY (JFK) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from New York to San Francisco (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2586 miles / 4162 kilometers / 2247 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2935 miles / 4723 kilometers and travel time by car is about 51 hours 45 minutes.

New York – San Francisco

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2586
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4162
Kilometers
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2247
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from New York?

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

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).

Flight Duration

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

Time difference

The time difference between New York and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind New York.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from New York to San Francisco generates about 285 kg of CO2 per passenger, 285 kilograms is equal to 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

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 Flag of 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Airlines flying from New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO)

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