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How far is Tokyo from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and Tokyo (Narita International Airport) is 5124 miles / 8246 kilometers / 4453 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 10 hours and 12 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – Narita International Airport

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Distance from San Francisco to Tokyo

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to Tokyo. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5123.994 miles
  • 8246.269 kilometers
  • 4452.629 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 5112.368 miles
  • 8227.559 kilometers
  • 4442.526 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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to Tokyo?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Narita International Airport is 10 hours and 12 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and Tokyo?

The time difference between San Francisco and Tokyo is 17 hours. Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International Airport (NRT)

On average, flying from San Francisco to Tokyo generates about 600 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 600 kilograms equals 1 323 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from San Francisco to Tokyo

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International Airport (NRT).

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 Narita International Airport
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan Flag of Japan
IATA Code: NRT
ICAO Code: RJAA
Coordinates: 35°45′52″N, 140°23′9″E

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (NRT)

All Nippon Airways
United Airlines