Air Miles Calculator logo

Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Tokyo (NRT)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Tokyo (San Francisco International Airport – Narita International Airport) is 5124 miles / 8246 kilometers / 4453 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 12 minutes.

San Francisco – Tokyo

Distance arrow
5124
Miles
Distance arrow
8246
Kilometers
Distance arrow
4453
Nautical miles

How far is Tokyo 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)
  • 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 earth.

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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Narita International Airport is 10 hours 12 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Tokyo generates about 600 kg of CO2 per passenger, 600 kilograms is equal to 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