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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Lancaster, PA (LNS)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Lancaster (San Francisco International Airport – Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania)) is 2463 miles / 3964 kilometers / 2140 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 9 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Lancaster (LNS) is 2819 miles / 4537 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 34 minutes.

San Francisco – Lancaster

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2463
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3964
Kilometers
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2140
Nautical miles

How far is Lancaster 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)
  • 2462.932 miles
  • 3963.705 kilometers
  • 2140.230 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
  • 2456.989 miles
  • 3954.140 kilometers
  • 2135.065 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 Lancaster is 5 hours 9 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

San Francisco time to Lancaster time converter

Time in San Francisco: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Lancaster: 00:00

Current local times

San Francisco, CA

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Lancaster, PA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Lancaster generates about 271 kg of CO2 per passenger, 271 kilograms is equal to 597 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 Lancaster

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania) (LNS).

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 Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania)
City: Lancaster, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LNS
ICAO Code: KLNS
Coordinates: 40°7′18″N, 76°17′45″W