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

Flight distance from New York to San Francisco (New York LaGuardia Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2579 miles / 4151 kilometers / 2241 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2926 miles / 4709 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 28 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## How far is San Francisco from New York?

There are several ways to calculate distances between New York and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2579.351 miles
• 4151.064 kilometers
• 2241.395 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
• 2573.103 miles
• 4141.008 kilometers
• 2235.966 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).

## Airport information

A New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W

B 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

## 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.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 284 kg (627 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2579
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2579

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