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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Lugano (LUG)

Distance from San Francisco to Lugano (San Francisco International Airport – Lugano Airport) is 5931 miles / 9546 kilometers / 5154 nautical miles.

How far is Lugano from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5931.447 miles
  • 9545.739 kilometers
  • 5154.287 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
  • 5916.847 miles
  • 9522.242 kilometers
  • 5141.599 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 International Airport (SFO) to Lugano Airport (LUG) is 11 hours 43 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Lugano is 9 hours. Lugano is 9 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 716 kg (1 578 pounds).

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 Lugano Airport
City: Lugano
Country: Switzerland Flag of Switzerland
IATA Code: LUG
ICAO Code: LSZA
Coordinates: 46°0′15″N, 8°54′38″E

San Francisco to Lugano flight path

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Lugano Airport (LUG).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Lugano (LUG).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5931

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