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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Sacramento to San Diego (Sacramento International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 480 miles / 772 kilometers / 417 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN) is 515 miles / 829 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 39 minutes.

Sacramento – San Diego

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480
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Kilometers
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417
Nautical miles

How far is San Diego from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 479.610 miles
  • 771.857 kilometers
  • 416.769 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
  • 480.088 miles
  • 772.627 kilometers
  • 417.185 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).

How long does it take to fly from Sacramento to San Diego?

Estimated flight time from Sacramento International Airport to San Diego International Airport is 1 hour 24 minutes.

What is the time difference between Sacramento and San Diego?

There is no time difference between Sacramento and San Diego.

Flight carbon footprint between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and San Diego International Airport (SAN)

On average flying from Sacramento to San Diego generates about 96 kg of CO2 per passenger, 96 kilograms is equal to 211 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Sacramento to San Diego

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Airport information

Origin Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W
Destination San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Airlines flying from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines