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

Name San Francisco San Diego
IATA SFO SAN
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
Straight distance from San Francisco to San Diego is 738 kilometers (458 miles).

Travel information from San Francisco to San Diego

The approximate time of a journey between San Francisco (US) and San Diego (US) is calculated based on the air-line distance of 458 miles (738 km) and the average speed of the transport mode by which you prefer to travel: by plane, car, bus, train or ship.

If the chosen way involves stops and transfers, you must take into account many hours of possible delays when planning a route from San Francisco to San Diego.

But a direct flight will take 0 hours, 49 minutes.

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.

How to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to San Diego (SAN)?

Straight line flight distance 458 miles.

Origin airport Destination airport Airline Flight № Transfers Return transfers Flight time (min.) Price
SFO SAN WN 2121 0 0 90 83,00$
Updated 11.08.2022

Airports in San Francisco

Name IATA ICAO Size
San Francisco International Airport SFO KSFO L
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Airlines providing flights between San Francisco and San Diego

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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.

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San Francisco to San Diego map route

When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far San Francisco (US) from San Diego (US) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from San Francisco to San Diego amounts to 738 km / 458 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 37.774930 / -122.419416 and coordinates to 32.715329 / -117.157255.

The flight time of 0 hours, 52 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from San Francisco (US) to San Diego (US) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/Los_Angeles / America/Los_Angeles.

Reverse direction from San Diego to San Francisco.

People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between San Francisco and San Diego is 738 kilometers = 458 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from San Francisco (37.774930 / -122.419416) to San Diego (32.715329 / -117.157255) is 458 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to San Diego takes approximately 0 hours, 49 minutes.
It will take you about 12 hours, 17 minutes to drive from San Francisco, US to San Diego, US, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering San Diego.