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).
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.
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 284 kg (627 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
New York (LGA) → San Francisco (SFO).