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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 337 miles / 543 kilometers / 293 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 379 miles / 610 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 12 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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337
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543
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293
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Distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and Los Angeles?

There is no time difference between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles generates about 75 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 75 kilograms equals 165 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 Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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