# 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
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
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.

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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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