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How far is San Francisco, CA from Los Angeles, CA?

Distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 337 miles / 543 kilometers / 293 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 8 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) is 380 miles / 611 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 13 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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337
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293
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Distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 337.442 miles
  • 543.061 kilometers
  • 293.229 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
  • 337.523 miles
  • 543.190 kilometers
  • 293.299 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 Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 1 hour 8 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco generates about 75 kg of CO2 per passenger, 75 kilograms is equal to 165 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″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 Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)

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