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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 3 minutes.

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).

How far is San Francisco from Sacramento?

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

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 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Sacramento and San Francisco.

Time Difference

Sacramento, CA

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San Francisco, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 38 kg (83 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
86
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
86

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