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).
|A||San Francisco International Airport|
|City:||San Francisco, CA|
|B||Philadelphia International Airport|
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.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 278 kg (612 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Philadelphia (PHL).