Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to London.
Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and London International Airport (YXU).
How far is London from San Francisco?
There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and London. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2186.143 miles
- 3518.257 kilometers
- 1899.707 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
- 2180.893 miles
- 3509.807 kilometers
- 1895.144 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between San Francisco and London is 3 hours. London is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 239 kg (526 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → London (YXU).