The flight time from Sacramento International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is:

30 minutes

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In-air flight time: 30 minutes
From gate to gate: 49 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 10 minutes

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take-off and landing: minutes

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Flying time from SMF to SFO

The total flight duration from SMF to SFO is 30 minutes.

This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.

If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from SMF to SFO is 49 minutes.

Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 10 minutes.

Note that if you fly the other direction, the flight time from SFO to SMF would be 23 minutes due to the effect of winds and the jet stream.

If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between SMF and SFO.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from SMF to SFO ("as the crow flies"), which is about 86 miles or 138 kilometers.

Your trip begins at Sacramento International Airport in Sacramento, California.
It ends at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.

Your flight direction from SMF to SFO is Southwest (-150 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Sacramento International Airport

IATA: SMF
ICAO: KSMF
FAA: SMF
City: Sacramento
State: California
Zip code: 95837
Country: United States
Category: airports

San Francisco International Airport

IATA: SFO
ICAO: KSFO
FAA: SFO
City: San Francisco
State: California
Zip code: 94128
Country: United States
Category: airports