How far is San Francisco from Raleigh?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Raleigh and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2399.848 miles
- 3862.181 kilometers
- 2085.411 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
- 2394.322 miles
- 3853.288 kilometers
- 2080.609 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).
Estimated flight time from Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 5 hours 2 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Raleigh and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Raleigh.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (590 pounds).
Raleigh to San Francisco flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Raleigh (RDU) → San Francisco (SFO).