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How far is San Francisco, CA, from Seattle, WA?

The distance between Seattle (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 679 miles / 1092 kilometers / 590 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) is 807 miles / 1298 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 34 minutes.

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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1092
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590
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Distance from Seattle to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Seattle to San Francisco. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 678.518 miles
  • 1091.968 kilometers
  • 589.616 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 679.197 miles
  • 1093.061 kilometers
  • 590.206 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).

How long does it take to fly from Seattle to San Francisco?

The estimated flight time from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

What is the time difference between Seattle and San Francisco?

There is no time difference between Seattle and San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from Seattle to San Francisco generates about 122 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 122 kilograms equals 269 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″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 Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO)

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