The distance from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco, California is:

381 miles / 613 km driving

347 miles / 559 km flying

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Distance from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

The total driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is 381 miles or 613 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is 347 miles.

This is equivalent to 559 kilometers or 302 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California. It ends in San Francisco, California.

Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA is Northwest (-41 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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