Distance from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA

Distance

501 mi

Time

9 hours 26 mins

Gas Cost

$37 - $71

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There are 458.32 miles from San Diego to San Francisco in northwest direction and 501 miles (806.28 kilometers) by car, following the I-5 route.

San Diego and San Francisco are 9 hours 26 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA. The halfway point is Lost Hills, CA.

San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA are in the same time zone (Pacific Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 8:52 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 23.22 gallons of gas to cover the route between San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from San Diego to San Francisco is $59.43.

During the route, an average car will release 454.83 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA

If you want to meet halfway between San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 35.562057 and -119.601212, or 35º 33' 43.4052" N, 119º 36' 4.3632" W. This location is 250.72 miles away from San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA and it would take approximately 4 hours 43 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Lost Hills, CA, situated 265.04 miles from San Diego, CA and 241.36 miles from San Francisco, CA. It would take 5 hours 6 mins to go from San Diego to Lost Hills and 4 hours 28 mins to go from San Francisco to Lost Hills.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some major cities along the route include Carlsbad, CA,Oceanside, CA,Irvine, CA,Santa Ana, CA,Orange, CA,Garden Grove, CA,Anaheim, CA,Fullerton, CA,Norwalk, CA,Downey, CA,East Los Angeles, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Glendale, CA,Burbank, CA,Santa Clarita, CA,Hayward, CA,Berkeley, CA, and Oakland, CA.

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in San Diego, CA

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Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

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From $18

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From $24

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From $28

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Weather in San Diego and San Francisco

San Diego

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 72°F on Monday.

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75° 59° 74° 58° 72° 57° 79° 61° 83° 64°
8% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 3% Rain probability
5 345 degrees 3 343 degrees 3 332 degrees 4 359 degrees 3 9 degrees

San Francisco

Light rain on Monday, with temperatures rising to 68°F on Friday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Rain Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
60° 47° 57° 46° 61° 52° 65° 54° 67° 56°
9% Rain probability 23% Rain probability 73% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 6% Rain probability
3 19 degrees 1 295 degrees 5 123 degrees 5 61 degrees 5 46 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between San Diego, CA and San Francisco, CA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 458.32 mi 737.59 km 398.27 nautical mi
Driving distance 501 mi 806.28 km 435.36 nautical mi

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