Distance from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA

Distance

501 mi

Time

9 hours 27 mins

Gas Cost

$36 - $70

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

San Francisco and San Diego are 9 hours 27 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

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

San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA are in the same time zone (Pacific Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 10:50 am.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 23.20 gallons of gas to cover the route between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from San Francisco to San Diego is $58.01.

During the route, an average car will release 454.59 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


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

If you want to meet halfway between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 35.55774 and -119.596803, or 35º 33' 27.864" N, 119º 35' 48.4908" W. This location is 250.59 miles away from San Francisco, CA and San Diego, 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 town to the halfway point is Lost Hills, CA, situated 240.79 miles from San Francisco, CA and 264.81 miles from San Diego, CA. It would take 4 hours 28 mins to go from San Francisco to Lost Hills and 5 hours 6 mins to go from San Diego 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 Francisco, CA

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Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

Intermediate cars

From $18

Full-size

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From $24

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From $28

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Weather in San Francisco and San Diego

San Francisco

Light rain today, with temperatures rising to 81°F on Tuesday.

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47% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 11% Rain probability 5% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
9 292 degrees 7 308 degrees 4 318 degrees 4 15 degrees 5 28 degrees

San Diego

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 93°F on Tuesday.

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73° 65° 80° 59° 89° 63° 92° 69° 93° 71°
23% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
11 282 degrees 4 350 degrees 6 18 degrees 4 14 degrees 5 17 degrees

Distance conversions

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