How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco?
There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 337.442 miles
- 543.061 kilometers
- 293.229 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
- 337.523 miles
- 543.190 kilometers
- 293.299 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).
Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 1 hour 8 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 73 kg (160 pounds).
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San Francisco to Los Angeles flight path
Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Los Angeles (LAX).