# 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
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Country: 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.

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## 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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