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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Columbia, MO (COU)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Columbia (San Francisco International Airport – Columbia Regional Airport) is 1636 miles / 2632 kilometers / 1421 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 35 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Columbia (COU) is 1955 miles / 3147 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

How far is Columbia from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1635.523 miles
  • 2632.120 kilometers
  • 1421.231 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
  • 1631.619 miles
  • 2625.837 kilometers
  • 1417.838 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

B Columbia Regional Airport
City: Columbia, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COU
ICAO Code: KCOU
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N, 92°13′10″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Columbia is 2 hours. Columbia is 2 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

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Columbia, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 188 kg (415 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Columbia (COU).

Distance:
1636
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1636

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