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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and El Paso, TX (ELP)

Flight distance from San Diego to El Paso (San Diego International Airport – El Paso International Airport) is 636 miles / 1023 kilometers / 553 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 42 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to El Paso (ELP) is 734 miles / 1181 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 11 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and El Paso International Airport (ELP).

How far is El Paso from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 635.889 miles
  • 1023.364 kilometers
  • 552.572 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
  • 634.602 miles
  • 1021.294 kilometers
  • 551.454 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 El Paso International Airport
City: El Paso, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ELP
ICAO Code: KELP
Coordinates: 31°48′25″N, 106°22′40″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

San Diego, CA

 PST

El Paso, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 117 kg (258 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → El Paso (ELP).

Distance:
636
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
636

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