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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 46 hours 35 minutes.

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).

How far is Lancaster from San Francisco?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and Lancaster. 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).

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 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

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.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

Lancaster, PA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 271 kg (597 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Lancaster (LNS).

Distance:
2463
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2463

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