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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)

Flight distance from Richmond to San Luis Obispo (Richmond International Airport – San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport) is 2399 miles / 3862 kilometers / 2085 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to San Luis Obispo (SBP) is 2769 miles / 4456 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 25 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP).

How far is San Luis Obispo from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2399.443 miles
  • 3861.528 kilometers
  • 2085.059 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
  • 2393.986 miles
  • 3852.748 kilometers
  • 2080.317 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 Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
City: San Luis Obispo, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SBP
ICAO Code: KSBP
Coordinates: 35°14′12″N, 120°38′31″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 263 kg (581 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → San Luis Obispo (SBP).

Distance:
2399
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2399

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