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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and San Salvador (SAL)

Flight distance from San Francisco to San Salvador (San Francisco International Airport – El Salvador International Airport) is 2640 miles / 4248 kilometers / 2294 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 29 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to San Salvador (SAL) is 3255 miles / 5239 kilometers and travel time by car is about 59 hours 36 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to San Salvador.

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and El Salvador International Airport (SAL).

How far is San Salvador from San Francisco?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2639.695 miles
  • 4248.177 kilometers
  • 2293.832 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
  • 2640.747 miles
  • 4249.870 kilometers
  • 2294.746 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

B El Salvador International Airport
City: San Salvador
Country: El Salvador Flag of El Salvador
IATA Code: SAL
ICAO Code: MSLP
Coordinates: 13°26′27″N, 89°3′20″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and San Salvador is 1 hour. San Salvador is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

San Salvador

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 292 kg (643 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → San Salvador (SAL).

Distance:
2640
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2640

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