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Fly Beijing Capital to San Francisco  •  14h 22m

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to San Francisco (SFO) PEK - SFO

$504 - $1,404

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Train to Tianjin Binhai, fly to San Francisco  •  17h

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Tianjin Station
  2. Fly from Tianjin Binhai (TSN) to San Francisco (SFO) TSN - SFO

$309 - $865

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Train to Beijing Daxing, fly to San Francisco  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the train from Beijing West to Beijing Daxing International Airport
  2. Fly from Beijing Daxing (PKX) to San Francisco (SFO) PKX - SFO

$444 - $1,205

Fly Beijing Capital to San Jose  •  18h 7m

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to San Jose (SJC) PEK - SJC

$678 - $1,834

Fly Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa, bus  •  22h 39m

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Santa Rosa (STS) PEK - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International

$790 - $2,146

Beijing Capital (PEK) to San Francisco (SFO) flights

The flight time between Beijing Capital (PEK) and San Francisco (SFO) is around 16h 39m and covers a distance of around 5933 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 11h 45m. Services are operated by United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and others. Typically 100 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
16h 39m
Fastest flight journey time:
11h 45m
Flight distance:
5933 miles
Flights per week:
100
Cheapest price:
$522
Carbon emissions:
1925 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:00
Last flight departs at:
17:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Beijing Capital (PEK) to San Francisco (SFO) flight schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Beijing to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to train and fly which costs ¥2000 - ¥6000 and takes 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs ¥3200 - ¥9500 and takes 14h 22m.

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It is approximately 5949 miles to get from Beijing to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

It takes approximately 14h 22m to get from Beijing to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Beijing Capital Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 45m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 15h behind Beijing. It is currently 11:28 PM in Beijing and 8:28 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Air Canada, United Airlines, Korean Air and two other airlines offer flights from Beijing Capital Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in San Francisco Airport (SFO). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Beijing Capital Airport is to subway which takes 30 min and costs ¥25.

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Map of how to get from Beijing to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 5949.3 miles
  • Duration: 14h 22m

What companies run services between Beijing, China and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

United Airlines, All Nippon Airways and six other airlines fly from Dongzhimen to San Francisco Airport (SFO) hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 59m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Vancouver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Tokyo Narita, Seattle
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Tokyo Narita, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Tokyo Haneda, Seattle
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
16h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Seattle, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 36m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,300
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 14m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,300
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Jose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Tokyo Haneda, Seattle
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to Santa Rosa via Vancouver, Portland
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $5,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Jose via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Incheon
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to San Francisco via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Beijing Daxing to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,300
Train operators
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Trip.com
Train from Beijing West to Beijing Daxing International Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Trip.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $14
1st Class Seat
$16 - $20
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
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