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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Philadelphia, PA (BBX)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Philadelphia (San Francisco International Airport – Wings Field) is 2516 miles / 4049 kilometers / 2187 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (BBX) is 2877 miles / 4630 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 30 minutes.

San Francisco – Philadelphia

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2516
Miles
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4049
Kilometers
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2187
Nautical miles

How far is Philadelphia from San Francisco?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2516.241 miles
  • 4049.497 kilometers
  • 2186.553 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
  • 2510.167 miles
  • 4039.721 kilometers
  • 2181.275 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Wings Field is 5 hours 15 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between San Francisco and Philadelphia is 3 hours. Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia generates about 277 kg of CO2 per passenger, 277 kilograms is equal to 611 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Wings Field (BBX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Wings Field
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BBX
ICAO Code: KLOM
Coordinates: 40°8′15″N, 75°15′54″W