# Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Richmond to San Francisco (Richmond International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2449 miles / 3941 kilometers / 2128 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 8 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2896 miles / 4661 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 5 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## How far is San Francisco from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2448.961 miles
• 3941.220 kilometers
• 2128.089 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
• 2443.183 miles
• 3931.922 kilometers
• 2123.068 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
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 269 kg (594 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
2449
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2449

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