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How far is San Diego, CA, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and San Diego (San Diego International Airport) is 447 miles / 719 kilometers / 388 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 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 30 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – San Diego International Airport

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447
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719
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388
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Distance from San Francisco to San Diego

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to San Diego. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to San Diego?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to San Diego International Airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and San Diego?

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

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Diego International Airport (SAN)

On average, flying from San Francisco to San Diego generates about 91 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 91 kilograms equals 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