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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and New York, NY (LGA)

Flight distance from San Francisco to New York (San Francisco International Airport – New York LaGuardia Airport) is 2579 miles / 4151 kilometers / 2241 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to New York (LGA) is 2927 miles / 4711 kilometers and travel time by car is about 51 hours 38 minutes.

San Francisco – New York

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2579
Miles
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4151
Kilometers
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2241
Nautical miles

How far is New York 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)
  • 2579.351 miles
  • 4151.064 kilometers
  • 2241.395 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
  • 2573.103 miles
  • 4141.008 kilometers
  • 2235.966 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 New York LaGuardia Airport is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between San Francisco and New York is 3 hours. New York is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to New York generates about 284 kg of CO2 per passenger, 284 kilograms is equal to 627 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 New York

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W