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Distance between Lincoln, NE (LNK) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Lincoln to San Francisco (Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) – San Francisco International Airport) is 1387 miles / 2232 kilometers / 1205 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Lincoln (LNK) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1624 miles / 2614 kilometers and travel time by car is about 26 hours 0 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lincoln to San Francisco.

Shortest flight path between Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) (LNK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from Lincoln?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1387.109 miles
  • 2232.336 kilometers
  • 1205.365 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
  • 1383.848 miles
  • 2227.088 kilometers
  • 1202.531 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 Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)
City: Lincoln, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LNK
ICAO Code: KLNK
Coordinates: 40°51′3″N, 96°45′33″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 Lincoln and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind Lincoln.

Time Difference

Lincoln, NE

 CST

San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 172 kg (380 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lincoln (LNK) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
1387
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1387

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