Distance from San Francisco (US) to San Diego (US)

Name San Francisco San Diego
Country United States United States
Country ISO codes US / USA US / USA
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
DD coordinates 37.774930 / -122.419416 32.715329 / -117.157255
Time zone America/Los_Angeles America/Los_Angeles
Airports 1 7
Straight distance from San Francisco to San Diego is 738 kilometers (458 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is San Francisco from San Diego, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 37.774930 / -122.419416 and 32.715329 / -117.157255.


Use our service to calculate the San Francisco to San Diego distance in order to choose an appropriate type of transport and reserve the necessary amount of time for the journey.

If you want to know an answer to the question "How far is San Francisco from San Diego?", enter the names of the cities in the online calculator and view the route on the map, the remoteness is calculated as a distance in air miles, which is the fastest way.

It is also important to understand how many hours it will take to get from San Francisco to San Diego by air. We quote the flight time, which is 0 hours, 52 minutes, based on the average speed of aircraft, and you can also find out an average trip duration by other modes of transport.

In addition to the shortest distance, which is 738 km / 458 mil, you will learn that your departure coordinates are 37.774930 / -122.419416 while the arrival coordinates are 32.715329 / -117.157255.

Please also note that San Francisco is in the America/Los_Angeles time zone and San Diego is located in the America/Los_Angeles time zone, so you need to take the time difference into account when planning your trip.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from San Francisco (US)
Arrives in San Diego (US)
San Francisco to San Diego distance 738 km / 458 mil
Avg car duration 8 hours, 11 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 12 hours, 17 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 7 hours, 22 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 0 hours, 49 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The beeline from San Francisco and San Diego is 738 kilometers = 458 miles, given their longitudes and latitudes and corrected to the spherical shape of the Earth based on the haversine formula.
To travel from San Francisco (37.774930 / -122.419416) to San Diego (32.715329 / -117.157255) by the shortest air route, you will need to cover 458 miles. Given the average airplane speed of 560 miles, the estimated duration of your flight to San Diego is 0 hours, 49 minutes.
If you choose to drive from San Francisco, US to San Diego, US, you can expect to spend 12 hours, 17 minutes on the route, apart from the time you will need for having a snack, sleeping, taking the shower and refueling your car.
Yes, but you need to comply with regulations on entering to San Diego.