# Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and London (YXU)

Flight distance from San Francisco to London (San Francisco International Airport – London International Airport) is 2186 miles / 3518 kilometers / 1900 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 38 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to London (YXU) is 2543 miles / 4093 kilometers and travel time by car is about 41 hours 54 minutes.

## 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).

## Airport information

A 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

B London International Airport
City: London
IATA Code: YXU
ICAO Code: CYXU
Coordinates: 43°2′8″N, 81°9′14″W

## 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.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 239 kg (526 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → London (YXU).

Distance:
2186
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2186

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