Distance between Los Angeles CA and San Francisco CA

The distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco is 381 miles by road including 379 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 46 minutes and goes through Santa Clarita, Oakland, Gorman, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 347 mi ✈️
Car route length 380.9 mi 🚗
Driving time 5 h 46 min
Fuel amount 13 gal
Fuel cost 51.8 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Los Angeles 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CA 170 I 5 32 mi, 32 min
Santa Clarita 32 mi 0:32 32 min 1.0 gal
I 5 34 mi, 30 min
Gorman 66 mi 1:03 1 h 03 min 2.1 gal
I 5 254 mi, 3 h 44 min
Tracy 320 mi 4:48 4 h 48 min 10.8 gal
I 580 17 mi, 16 min
Livermore 337 mi 5:04 5 h 04 min 11.4 gal
I 580 8 mi, 07 min
Pleasanton 345 mi 5:11 5 h 11 min 11.6 gal
I 580 4 mi, 03 min
Dublin 349 mi 5:14 5 h 14 min 11.9 gal
I 580 7 mi, 06 min
Castro Valley 356 mi 5:20 5 h 20 min 12.1 gal
I 580 12 mi, 11 min
Oakland 368 mi 5:32 5 h 32 min 12.3 gal
I 580 13 mi, 13 min
San Francisco 381 mi 5:46 5 h 46 min 12.8 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Los Angeles 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CA 170 I 5 32 mi, 32 min
Santa Clarita 32 mi 0:32 32 min 1.0 gal
I 5 6 mi, 05 min
Ninetynine Oaks 39 mi 0:37 37 min 1.2 gal
I 5 22 mi, 19 min
Caswell 60 mi 0:57 57 min 2.0 gal
I 5 6 mi, 05 min
Gorman 66 mi 1:03 1 h 03 min 2.1 gal
I 5 5 mi, 04 min
Lebec 71 mi 1:07 1 h 07 min 2.4 gal
I 5 9 mi, 07 min
Grapevine 80 mi 1:15 1 h 15 min 2.7 gal
I 5 5 mi, 04 min
Wheeler Ridge 85 mi 1:20 1 h 20 min 2.8 gal
I 5 235 mi, 3 h 28 min
Tracy 320 mi 4:48 4 h 48 min 10.8 gal
I 580 17 mi, 16 min
Livermore 337 mi 5:04 5 h 04 min 11.4 gal
I 580 8 mi, 07 min
Pleasanton 345 mi 5:11 5 h 11 min 11.6 gal
I 580 4 mi, 03 min
Dublin 349 mi 5:14 5 h 14 min 11.9 gal
I 580 7 mi, 06 min
Castro Valley 356 mi 5:20 5 h 20 min 12.1 gal
I 580 3 mi, 02 min
San Leandro 359 mi 5:23 5 h 23 min 12.2 gal
I 580 9 mi, 09 min
Oakland 368 mi 5:32 5 h 32 min 12.3 gal
I 580 13 mi, 13 min
San Francisco 381 mi 5:46 5 h 46 min 12.8 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Fuel cost: 51.8 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 380.9 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 4 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Driving time: 5 h 46 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 246 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 3 h 37 min
  • 112 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 1 h 43 min
  • 11 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 11 min
  • 7 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 8 min
  • 4 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 4 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Los Angeles to San Francisco by land?

The distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 380.9 mi by road including 379 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively.

How far is Los Angeles to San Francisco by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 347.3 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Los Angeles from San Francisco by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 41 min to cover the distance of 347 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 32 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 19 min to cover the distance of 347 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 39 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

Where is Los Angeles in relation to San Francisco?

Los Angeles is located 347 mi south-east of San Francisco.

Los Angeles has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.05494, longitude -118.24448. Click here to see Los Angeles on map.

San Francisco has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.77928, longitude -122.41924. Click here to see San Francisco on map.

Which highway goes from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

The route from Los Angeles to San Francisco follows I 5.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 580: 62 mi
  • CA 33: 12 mi
  • US 101: 10 mi
  • CA 170: 10 mi
  • I 80: 6 mi
  • I 5 Truck: 3 mi
  • CA 2: 2 mi
  • CA 126: 1 mi
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