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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

San Francisco, CA

 PST

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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