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).
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.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 188 kg (415 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Columbia (COU).