Distance from Chicago to San Francisco

Distance is 2993 kilometers or 1860 miles or 1616 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Chicago and San Francisco

Map - Shortest path between Chicago and San Francisco
  • Location for Chicago
  • Location for San Francisco
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Chicago

Latitude: 41° 53' North
Longitude: 87° 38' West
Initial heading:272.9°WestWest
Final heading:250.2°West-southwestWest-southwest
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Heading from San Francisco

Latitude: 37° 46' North
Longitude: 122° 26' West
Initial heading:70.2°East-northeastEast-northeast
Final heading:92.9°EastEast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Chicago(U.S.A. - Illinois)Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:04:03 AM
San Francisco(U.S.A. - California)Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:04:03 AM

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