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Distance between Sydney (SYD) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Sydney to San Francisco (Sydney Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 7417 miles / 11937 kilometers / 6445 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 14 hours 32 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Sydney Airport
City: Sydney
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: SYD
ICAO Code: YSSY
Coordinates: 33°56′45″S, 151°10′37″E

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

The time difference between Sydney and San Francisco is 17 hours. San Francisco is 17 hours behind Sydney.

Time Difference

Sydney

 AEST

San Francisco, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 914 kg (2 015 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sydney (SYD) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
7417
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
7417

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