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Distance between London (LHR) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from London to San Francisco (London Heathrow Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 5368 miles / 8638 kilometers / 4664 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 39 minutes.

London – San Francisco

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How far is San Francisco from London?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

How long does it take to fly from London to San Francisco?

Estimated flight time from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 10 hours 39 minutes.

What is the time difference between London and San Francisco?

The time difference between London and San Francisco is 8 hours. San Francisco is 8 hours behind London.
London time to San Francisco time converter

Flight carbon footprint between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average flying from London to San Francisco generates about 632 kg of CO2 per passenger, 632 kilograms is equal to 1 393 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from London to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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