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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Seattle, WA (SEA)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Seattle (Sacramento International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 605 miles / 974 kilometers / 526 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 38 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Seattle (SEA) is 734 miles / 1181 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 10 minutes.

Sacramento – Seattle

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605
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974
Kilometers
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526
Nautical miles

How far is Seattle from Sacramento?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 605.352 miles
  • 974.219 kilometers
  • 526.036 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
  • 605.893 miles
  • 975.091 kilometers
  • 526.507 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Sacramento International Airport to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 1 hour 38 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Sacramento and Seattle.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Sacramento to Seattle generates about 113 kg of CO2 per passenger, 113 kilograms is equal to 250 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 Seattle

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

Airlines flying from Sacramento (SMF) to Seattle (SEA)

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