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How far is San Francisco, CA, from Vancouver?

The distance between Vancouver (Vancouver International Airport) and San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) is 800 miles / 1288 kilometers / 695 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco (SFO) is 955 miles / 1537 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 34 minutes.

Vancouver International Airport – San Francisco International Airport

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800
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1288
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695
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Distance from Vancouver to San Francisco

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Vancouver to San Francisco. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 800.096 miles
  • 1287.630 kilometers
  • 695.264 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 800.767 miles
  • 1288.709 kilometers
  • 695.847 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).

How long does it take to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco?

The estimated flight time from Vancouver International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2 hours and 0 minutes.

What is the time difference between Vancouver and San Francisco?

There is no time difference between Vancouver and San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

On average, flying from Vancouver to San Francisco generates about 135 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 135 kilograms equals 297 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Vancouver to San Francisco

Shortest flight path between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Airport information

Origin Vancouver International Airport
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YVR
ICAO Code: CYVR
Coordinates: 49°11′38″N, 123°11′2″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 Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco (SFO)

Air Canada
United Airlines
WestJet