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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to San Francisco (Palm Beach International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2567 miles / 4130 kilometers / 2230 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2964 miles / 4770 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 16 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to San Francisco.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from West Palm Beach?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2566.568 miles
  • 4130.491 kilometers
  • 2230.287 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
  • 2562.341 miles
  • 4123.688 kilometers
  • 2226.614 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″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 West Palm Beach and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind West Palm Beach.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EST

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 283 kg (624 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2567
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2567

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