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Distance between London (LHR) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from London to San Diego (London Heathrow Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 5485 miles / 8827 kilometers / 4766 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 53 minutes.

Map of flight path from London to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from London?

There are several ways to calculate distances between London and San Diego. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5485.118 miles
  • 8827.442 kilometers
  • 4766.438 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
  • 5472.363 miles
  • 8806.915 kilometers
  • 4755.354 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 London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W

B San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between London and San Diego is 8 hours. San Diego is 8 hours behind London.

Time Difference

London

 GMT

San Diego, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 648 kg (1 428 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

London (LHR) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
5485
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5485

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