Distance between Santa Monica CA and San Francisco CA

The distance from Santa Monica to San Francisco is 382 miles by road including 380 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 47 minutes and goes through Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Oakland, Gorman, Tracy, Livermore and Pleasanton.

There are tolls on the route.
Shortest distance by air 341 mi ✈️
Car route length 381.5 mi 🚗
Driving time 5 h 47 min
Fuel amount 13 gal
Fuel cost 46.1 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Santa Monica 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 10 15 mi, 15 min
Los Angeles 15 mi 0:15 15 min 0.1 gal
I 405 I 5 19 mi, 17 min
Santa Clarita 33 mi 0:32 32 min 1.0 gal
I 5 34 mi, 30 min
Gorman 66 mi 1:03 1 h 03 min 2.2 gal
I 5 254 mi, 3 h 44 min
Tracy 321 mi 4:48 4 h 48 min 10.8 gal
I 580 17 mi, 16 min
Livermore 338 mi 5:04 5 h 04 min 11.4 gal
I 580 8 mi, 07 min
Pleasanton 346 mi 5:11 5 h 11 min 11.7 gal
I 580 4 mi, 03 min
Dublin 350 mi 5:14 5 h 14 min 11.9 gal
I 580 19 mi, 17 min
Oakland 368 mi 5:32 5 h 32 min 12.3 gal
I 580 13 mi, 13 min
San Francisco 382 mi 5:46 5 h 46 min 12.8 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Santa Monica 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 10 15 mi, 15 min
Los Angeles 15 mi 0:15 15 min 0.1 gal
I 405 I 5 19 mi, 17 min
Santa Clarita 33 mi 0:32 32 min 1.0 gal
I 5 6 mi, 05 min
Ninetynine Oaks 39 mi 0:38 38 min 1.3 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 2.2 gal
I 5 5 mi, 04 min
Lebec 71 mi 1:08 1 h 08 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 2.9 gal
I 5 235 mi, 3 h 28 min
Tracy 321 mi 4:48 4 h 48 min 10.8 gal
I 580 17 mi, 16 min
Livermore 338 mi 5:04 5 h 04 min 11.4 gal
I 580 8 mi, 07 min
Pleasanton 346 mi 5:11 5 h 11 min 11.7 gal
I 580 4 mi, 03 min
Dublin 350 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 382 mi 5:46 5 h 46 min 12.8 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

Fuel cost: 46.1 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 381.5 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.55 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

Driving time: 5 h 47 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
  • 120 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 1 h 50 min
  • 7 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 8 min
  • 7 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 8 min

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

How far is Santa Monica to San Francisco by land?

The distance between Santa Monica and San Francisco is 381.5 mi by road including 379.7 mi on motorways.

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

How far is Santa Monica to San Francisco by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Santa Monica and San Francisco is 340.5 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 Santa Monica and San Francisco respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Santa Monica from San Francisco by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 41 min to cover the distance of 341 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 29 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 Santa Monica to San Francisco?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 17 min to cover the distance of 341 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 36 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 Santa Monica in relation to San Francisco?

Santa Monica is located 341 mi south-east of San Francisco.

Santa Monica has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.01966, longitude -118.48755.

San Francisco has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.77928, longitude -122.41924.

Which highway goes from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

The route from Santa Monica to San Francisco follows I 5.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 580: 62 mi
  • I 405: 19 mi
  • CA 33: 12 mi
  • I 80: 6 mi
  • I 5 Truck: 3 mi
  • I 10: 2 mi
  • CA 126: 1 mi
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