How Far Away Is Saturn From the Sun?

far-away-saturn-sun Credit: Detlev van Ravenswaay/Picture Press/Getty Images

Saturn is an average of 886 million miles from the sun, which puts it about 9.5 times farther away from the sun than the Earth. The exact distance from Saturn to the sun varies based on Saturn's location along its elliptical orbit.

At the closest point in its orbit, Saturn is a mere 838 million miles from the sun, while it is 938 million miles from the sun at the furthest point on its orbit. Saturn orbits from 9 to 10.1 astronomical units from the sun, with an average distance of 9.6 astronomical units. Saturn is the sixth most distant planet from the sun.