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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and London (LGW)

Flight distance from San Francisco to London (San Francisco International Airport – London Gatwick Airport) is 5392 miles / 8677 kilometers / 4685 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 42 minutes.

San Francisco – London

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5392
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8677
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4685
Nautical miles

How far is London 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)
  • 5391.836 miles
  • 8677.319 kilometers
  • 4685.377 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
  • 5377.991 miles
  • 8655.037 kilometers
  • 4673.346 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 to London is 10 hours 42 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and London is 8 hours. London is 8 hours ahead of San Francisco.

San Francisco time to London time converter

Time in San Francisco: 00:00 ⇆ Time in London: 00:00

Current local times

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

London

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to London generates about 635 kg of CO2 per passenger, 635 kilograms is equal to 1 400 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from San Francisco to London

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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 London Gatwick Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LGW
ICAO Code: EGKK
Coordinates: 51°8′53″N, 0°11′25″W