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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between London and San Diego is 8 hours. San Diego is 8 hours behind London.
San Diego, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 648 kg (1 428 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
London (LHR) → San Diego (SAN).