# How far is Seattle, WA, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and Seattle (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 679 miles / 1092 kilometers / 590 nautical miles.

The driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) is 807 miles / 1298 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 15 hours 34 minutes.

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## Distance from San Francisco to Seattle

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to Seattle. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 678.518 miles
• 1091.968 kilometers
• 589.616 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
• 679.197 miles
• 1093.061 kilometers
• 590.206 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 Seattle?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

On average, flying from San Francisco to Seattle generates about 122 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 122 kilograms equals 269 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 Seattle

See the map of the shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

## Airport information

Origin San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W
Destination Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W