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

Flight distance from San Francisco to London (San Francisco International Airport – London Heathrow Airport) is 5368 miles / 8638 kilometers / 4664 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 39 minutes.

Map of flight path from San Francisco to London.

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

How far is London from San Francisco?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and London. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5367.547 miles
  • 8638.229 kilometers
  • 4664.271 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
  • 5353.740 miles
  • 8616.010 kilometers
  • 4652.273 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).

Airport information


A 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

B London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W

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.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

London

 BST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 640 kg (1 411 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → London (LHR).

Distance:
5368
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5368

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