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).
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, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 271 kg (597 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Lancaster (LNS).