Air Miles Calculator

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 513 miles / 826 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 3 minutes.

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).

How far is San Diego from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Sacramento and San Diego. 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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Sacramento and San Diego.

Time Difference

Sacramento, CA

 PDT

San Diego, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (212 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
480
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
480

Round trip?