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Distance between San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco (San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 191 miles / 307 kilometers / 166 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 51 minutes.

Driving distance from San Luis Obispo (SBP) to San Francisco (SFO) is 225 miles / 362 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 10 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco.

Shortest flight path between San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from San Luis Obispo?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Luis Obispo and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 190.529 miles
  • 306.626 kilometers
  • 165.565 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
  • 190.708 miles
  • 306.914 kilometers
  • 165.720 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 Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
City: San Luis Obispo, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SBP
ICAO Code: KSBP
Coordinates: 35°14′12″N, 120°38′31″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Luis Obispo and San Francisco.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 53 kg (117 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Luis Obispo (SBP) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
191
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
191

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