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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Raleigh, NC (RDU)

Distance from San Francisco to Raleigh (San Francisco International Airport – Raleigh–Durham International Airport) is 2400 miles / 3862 kilometers / 2085 nautical miles.

How far is Raleigh from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2399.848 miles
  • 3862.181 kilometers
  • 2085.411 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
  • 2394.322 miles
  • 3853.288 kilometers
  • 2080.609 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 (SFO) to Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (590 pounds).

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 Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″W

San Francisco to Raleigh flight path

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Raleigh (RDU).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2400

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