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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Richmond, VA (RIC)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Richmond (San Francisco International Airport – Richmond International Airport) is 2449 miles / 3941 kilometers / 2128 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 8 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Richmond (RIC) is 2892 miles / 4654 kilometers and travel time by car is about 51 hours 6 minutes.

San Francisco – Richmond

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2449
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3941
Kilometers
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2128
Nautical miles

How far is Richmond 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)
  • 2448.961 miles
  • 3941.220 kilometers
  • 2128.089 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
  • 2443.183 miles
  • 3931.922 kilometers
  • 2123.068 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 to Richmond is 5 hours 8 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

San Francisco time to Richmond time converter

Time in San Francisco: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Richmond: 00:00

Current local times

San Francisco, CA

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Richmond, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Richmond generates about 269 kg of CO2 per passenger, 269 kilograms is equal to 594 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 Richmond

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Richmond International Airport (RIC).

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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W