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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 2883 miles / 4640 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 52 minutes.

San Francisco – Philadelphia

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2521
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4058
Kilometers
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2191
Nautical miles

How far is Philadelphia 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)
  • 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).

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

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport is 5 hours 16 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and Philadelphia?

The time difference between San Francisco and Philadelphia is 3 hours. Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
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Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

On average flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia generates about 278 kg of CO2 per passenger, 278 kilograms is equal to 612 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 Philadelphia

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

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 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

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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