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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from San Diego to San Francisco (San Diego International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 447 miles / 719 kilometers / 388 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO) is 495 miles / 797 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 25 minutes.

San Diego – San Francisco

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447
Miles
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719
Kilometers
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388
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from San Diego?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 446.550 miles
  • 718.652 kilometers
  • 388.041 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
  • 446.697 miles
  • 718.889 kilometers
  • 388.169 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from San Diego International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between San Diego and San Francisco.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Diego to San Francisco generates about 91 kg of CO2 per passenger, 91 kilograms is equal to 200 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Diego to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from San Diego (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO)

Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America