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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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

B London International Airport
City: London
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
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.

Time Difference

San Francisco, CA

 PST

London

 EST

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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