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Distance between Raleigh, NC (RDU) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Distance from Raleigh–Durham International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2400 miles / 3862 kilometers / 2085 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

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.

Time Difference

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Airport information


A Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″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

Map

Flight map from Raleigh to San Francisco.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Raleigh (RDU) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2400

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