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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Zurich (ZRH)

Distance from San Francisco International Airport to Zurich Airport is 5840 miles / 9399 kilometers / 5075 nautical miles.

Calculations with different methods

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5840.369 miles
  • 9399.162 kilometers
  • 5075.142 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
  • 5825.806 miles
  • 9375.726 kilometers
  • 5062.487 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 11 hours 33 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Zurich is 9 hours. Zurich is 9 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

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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 Zurich Airport
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland Flag of Switzerland
IATA Code: ZRH
ICAO Code: LSZH
Coordinates: 47°27′52″N, 8°32′57″E

Map

Flight map from San Francisco to Zurich.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Zurich (ZRH).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5840

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