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

Distance from John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2586 miles / 4162 kilometers / 2247 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Airport information


A 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

B 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

Map

Flight map from New York to San Francisco.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (JFK) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2586

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