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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Richmond to San Diego (Richmond International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 2265 miles / 3645 kilometers / 1968 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to San Diego (SAN) is 2644 miles / 4255 kilometers and travel time by car is about 44 hours 7 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from Richmond?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Richmond and San Diego. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2265.124 miles
  • 3645.364 kilometers
  • 1968.339 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
  • 2260.304 miles
  • 3637.606 kilometers
  • 1964.150 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

San Diego, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 248 kg (547 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
2265
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2265

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