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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.

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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

London

 BST

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 640 kg (1 411 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

London (LHR) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
5368
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5368

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