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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Louisville to San Francisco (Louisville International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1990 miles / 3202 kilometers / 1729 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2333 miles / 3755 kilometers and travel time by car is about 38 hours 24 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

How far is San Francisco from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1989.597 miles
  • 3201.945 kilometers
  • 1728.912 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
  • 1984.866 miles
  • 3194.333 kilometers
  • 1724.802 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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

The time difference between Louisville and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 217 kg (478 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
1990
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1990

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