Map of flight path from London to San Francisco.
Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
How far is San Francisco from London?
There are several ways to calculate distances between London and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 5367.547 miles
- 8638.229 kilometers
- 4664.271 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
- 5353.740 miles
- 8616.010 kilometers
- 4652.273 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 Francisco is 8 hours. San Francisco is 8 hours behind London.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 640 kg (1 411 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
London (LHR) → San Francisco (SFO).