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How far is New York, NY, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and New York (New York LaGuardia Airport) is 2579 miles / 4151 kilometers / 2241 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 23 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to New York (LGA) is 2926 miles / 4709 kilometers and travel time by car is about 51 hours 39 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – New York LaGuardia Airport

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2579
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4151
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2241
Nautical miles

Distance from San Francisco to New York

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

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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to New York?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to New York LaGuardia Airport is 5 hours and 23 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and New York?

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

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

On average, flying from San Francisco to New York generates about 284 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 284 kilograms equals 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