Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Arcata, CA (ACV)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Arcata (San Francisco International Airport – Arcata–Eureka Airport) is 250 miles / 402 kilometers / 217 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 58 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Arcata (ACV) is 301 miles / 485 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Arcata–Eureka Airport (ACV).

How far is Arcata from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 249.658 miles
• 401.785 kilometers
• 216.947 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
• 249.910 miles
• 402.191 kilometers
• 217.166 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 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

B Arcata–Eureka Airport
City: Arcata, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: ACV
ICAO Code: KACV
Coordinates: 40°58′41″N, 124°6′32″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Francisco and Arcata.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 62 kg (136 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Arcata (ACV).

Distance:
250
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
250

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