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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from San Francisco to San Diego (San Francisco International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 447 miles / 719 kilometers / 388 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN) is 495 miles / 797 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 27 minutes.

San Francisco – San Diego

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447
Miles
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719
Kilometers
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388
Nautical miles

How far is San Diego 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)
  • 446.550 miles
  • 718.652 kilometers
  • 388.041 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
  • 446.697 miles
  • 718.889 kilometers
  • 388.169 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 to San Diego International Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between San Francisco and San Diego.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to San Diego generates about 91 kg of CO2 per passenger, 91 kilograms is equal to 200 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 San Diego

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN)

Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America