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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Denver, CO (DEN)

Flight distance from San Diego to Denver (San Diego International Airport – Denver International Airport) is 853 miles / 1372 kilometers / 741 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 6 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to Denver (DEN) is 1103 miles / 1775 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 15 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Diego to Denver.

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Denver International Airport (DEN).

How far is Denver from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 852.817 miles
  • 1372.476 kilometers
  • 741.078 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
  • 852.103 miles
  • 1371.326 kilometers
  • 740.457 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

B Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Diego and Denver is 1 hour. Denver is 1 hour ahead of San Diego.

Time Difference

San Diego, CA

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Denver, CO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 140 kg (308 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Denver (DEN).

Distance:
853
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
853

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