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Distance between Milwaukee, WI (MKE) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Milwaukee to San Francisco (Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1845 miles / 2969 kilometers / 1603 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Milwaukee (MKE) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2180 miles / 3508 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 31 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from Milwaukee?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1845.080 miles
  • 2969.369 kilometers
  • 1603.331 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
  • 1840.729 miles
  • 2962.365 kilometers
  • 1599.549 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 Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
City: Milwaukee, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MKE
ICAO Code: KMKE
Coordinates: 42°56′49″N, 87°53′47″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 Milwaukee and San Francisco is 2 hours. San Francisco is 2 hours behind Milwaukee.

Time Difference

Milwaukee, WI

 CST

San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 204 kg (449 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Milwaukee (MKE) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
1845
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1845

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