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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles (San Francisco International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 337 miles / 543 kilometers / 293 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 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 11 minutes.

San Francisco – Los Angeles

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337
Miles
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543
Kilometers
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293
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from San Francisco?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

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

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles generates about 75 kg of CO2 per passenger, 75 kilograms is equal to 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)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America