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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Sacramento to San Francisco (Sacramento International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 86 miles / 138 kilometers / 74 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) is 103 miles / 166 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 11 minutes.

Sacramento – San Francisco

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86
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138
Kilometers
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74
Nautical miles

How far is San Francisco from Sacramento?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 85.642 miles
  • 137.828 kilometers
  • 74.421 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
  • 85.705 miles
  • 137.929 kilometers
  • 74.475 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 San Francisco International Airport is 39 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Sacramento and San Francisco.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Sacramento to San Francisco generates about 38 kg of CO2 per passenger, 38 kilograms is equal to 83 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 Francisco

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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 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

Airlines flying from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO)

United Airlines