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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Miami, FL (MIA)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Miami (San Francisco International Airport – Miami International Airport) is 2585 miles / 4160 kilometers / 2246 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Miami (MIA) is 3029 miles / 4875 kilometers and travel time by car is about 54 hours 52 minutes.

San Francisco – Miami

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2585
Miles
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4160
Kilometers
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2246
Nautical miles

How far is Miami 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)
  • 2585.017 miles
  • 4160.182 kilometers
  • 2246.319 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
  • 2580.995 miles
  • 4153.709 kilometers
  • 2242.823 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 to Miami International Airport is 5 hours 23 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between San Francisco and Miami is 3 hours. Miami is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Miami generates about 285 kg of CO2 per passenger, 285 kilograms is equal to 629 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 Miami

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Miami International Airport (MIA).

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 Miami International Airport
City: Miami, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MIA
ICAO Code: KMIA
Coordinates: 25°47′35″N, 80°17′26″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Miami (MIA)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines