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

The distance between Philadelphia (Philadelphia International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 2521 miles / 4058 kilometers / 2191 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2888 miles / 4647 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 50 minutes.

Philadelphia International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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2521
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4058
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2191
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Distance from Philadelphia to San Francisco

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2521.235 miles
  • 4057.534 kilometers
  • 2190.893 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
  • 2515.158 miles
  • 4047.754 kilometers
  • 2185.612 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 Francisco?

The estimated flight time from Philadelphia International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 5 hours and 16 minutes.

What is the time difference between Philadelphia and San Francisco?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from Philadelphia to San Francisco generates about 278 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 278 kilograms equals 612 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 Francisco

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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 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

Airlines flying from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO)

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