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How far is Denver, CO, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and Denver (Denver International Airport) is 967 miles / 1556 kilometers / 840 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Denver (DEN) is 1266 miles / 2037 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 57 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – Denver International Airport

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967
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1556
Kilometers
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840
Nautical miles

Distance from San Francisco to Denver

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to Denver. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 967.097 miles
  • 1556.392 kilometers
  • 840.384 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 964.851 miles
  • 1552.777 kilometers
  • 838.432 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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to Denver?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Denver International Airport is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and Denver?

The time difference between San Francisco and Denver is 1 hour. Denver is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Denver International Airport (DEN)

On average, flying from San Francisco to Denver generates about 149 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 149 kilograms equals 328 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 Denver

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Denver International Airport (DEN).

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 Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Denver (DEN)

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