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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

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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