# 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
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
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.

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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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1990

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