Map of flight path from Sydney to San Francisco.
Shortest flight path between Sydney Airport (SYD) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
How far is San Francisco from Sydney?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Sydney and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 7417.063 miles
- 11936.605 kilometers
- 6445.251 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
- 7425.236 miles
- 11949.759 kilometers
- 6452.354 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Sydney and San Francisco is 17 hours. San Francisco is 17 hours behind Sydney.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 914 kg (2 015 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Sydney (SYD) → San Francisco (SFO).