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How far is San Diego, CA, from Philadelphia, PA?

The distance between Philadelphia (Philadelphia International Airport) and San Diego (San Diego International Airport) is 2370 miles / 3814 kilometers / 2059 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 4 hours and 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN) is 2736 miles / 4403 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 19 minutes.

Philadelphia International Airport – San Diego International Airport

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Distance from Philadelphia to San Diego

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Philadelphia to San Diego. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2369.883 miles
  • 3813.957 kilometers
  • 2059.372 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 2364.909 miles
  • 3805.953 kilometers
  • 2055.050 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).

How long does it take to fly from Philadelphia to San Diego?

The estimated flight time from Philadelphia International Airport to San Diego International Airport is 4 hours and 59 minutes.

What is the time difference between Philadelphia and San Diego?

The time difference between Philadelphia and San Diego is 3 hours. San Diego is 3 hours behind Philadelphia.

Flight carbon footprint between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and San Diego International Airport (SAN)

On average, flying from Philadelphia to San Diego generates about 260 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 260 kilograms equals 573 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Philadelphia to San Diego

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Airport information

Origin Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Diego (SAN)

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