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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Richmond to Sacramento (Richmond International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 2391 miles / 3847 kilometers / 2077 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Sacramento (SMF) is 2805 miles / 4514 kilometers and travel time by car is about 46 hours 22 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to Sacramento.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2390.509 miles
  • 3847.152 kilometers
  • 2077.296 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
  • 2384.808 miles
  • 3837.977 kilometers
  • 2072.342 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Richmond and Sacramento is 3 hours. Sacramento is 3 hours behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Sacramento, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 262 kg (579 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
2391
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2391

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