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Distance between Minneapolis, MN (MSP) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Minneapolis to San Diego (Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 1532 miles / 2466 kilometers / 1331 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Diego (SAN) is 1983 miles / 3192 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 33 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Minneapolis to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from Minneapolis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1532.160 miles
  • 2465.773 kilometers
  • 1331.411 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
  • 1530.313 miles
  • 2462.799 kilometers
  • 1329.805 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W

B San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Minneapolis and San Diego is 2 hours. San Diego is 2 hours behind Minneapolis.

Time Difference

Minneapolis, MN

 CDT

San Diego, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 167 kg (369 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Minneapolis (MSP) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
1532
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1532

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