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).
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).