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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Seattle, WA (SEA)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Seattle (San Francisco International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 679 miles / 1092 kilometers / 590 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 47 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA) is 808 miles / 1301 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 39 minutes.

San Francisco – Seattle

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679
Miles
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1092
Kilometers
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590
Nautical miles

How far is Seattle 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)
  • 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 earth.

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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco to Seattle is 1 hour 47 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between San Francisco and Seattle.

San Francisco time to Seattle time converter

Time in San Francisco: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Seattle: 00:00

Current local times

San Francisco, CA

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Seattle, WA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Francisco to Seattle generates about 122 kg of CO2 per passenger, 122 kilograms is equal to 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

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 Flag of 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle (SEA)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
KLM
United Airlines
Virgin America