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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Frankfurt (FRA)

Distance from San Francisco to Frankfurt (San Francisco International Airport – Frankfurt Airport) is 5699 miles / 9171 kilometers / 4952 nautical miles.

How far is Frankfurt from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5698.880 miles
  • 9171.459 kilometers
  • 4952.191 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
  • 5684.398 miles
  • 9148.152 kilometers
  • 4939.607 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 (SFO) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 11 hours 17 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Frankfurt is 9 hours. Frankfurt is 9 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 684 kg (1 509 pounds).

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 Frankfurt Airport
City: Frankfurt
Country: Germany Flag of Germany
IATA Code: FRA
ICAO Code: EDDF
Coordinates: 50°1′35″N, 8°32′35″E

San Francisco to Frankfurt flight path

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Frankfurt (FRA).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5699

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