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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.

San Francisco – London

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4664
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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)
  • 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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to London?

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to London Heathrow Airport is 10 hours 39 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and London?

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

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

On average flying from San Francisco to London generates about 632 kg of CO2 per passenger, 632 kilograms is equal to 1 393 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 Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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 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