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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Philadelphia (San Francisco International Airport – Philadelphia International Airport) is 2521 miles / 4058 kilometers / 2191 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL) is 2884 miles / 4642 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 49 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to Philadelphia.

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

How far is Philadelphia from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2521.235 miles
  • 4057.534 kilometers
  • 2190.893 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
  • 2515.158 miles
  • 4047.754 kilometers
  • 2185.612 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).

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 Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Philadelphia is 3 hours. Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PST

Philadelphia, PA

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 278 kg (612 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Philadelphia (PHL).

Distance:
2521
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2521

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