Cheap flights from San Francisco to Beijing

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Flight information for San Francisco to Beijing
(SFO to BJS)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Beijing
Best Price Found$1,717The best flight deal from San Francisco to Beijing found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $1,717
Fastest flight time12h 40mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Beijing takes 12h 40m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Beijing. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Beijing Capital Airport, San Francisco Airport - Beijing Daxing Intl Airport and San Francisco Airport - Beijing Nanyuan Airport.
Airports in Beijing2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Beijing: Beijing Capital (PEK), Beijing Daxing Intl (PKX)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Beijing

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Beijing?

February

The cheapest time of year to fly to Beijing from San Francisco is February. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Beijing?

Monday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Monday. The most expensive is typically Friday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Beijing?

in the morning

San Francisco to Beijing flights are approximately 13% more expensive in the afternoon than in the morning

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Beijing from San Francisco?

Hong Kong Airlines

Air Canada, China Eastern, and China Southern are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Beijing

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Beijing flight route?

San Francisco - Beijing Capital

Fly from San Francisco to Beijing Capital for the best San Francisco - Beijing flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Beijing flights?

59 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Beijing is approximately 59 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Beijing

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Beijing by changing tabs
Philippine Airlines
Mar 6
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
35h 55m
1 stop
PEK4:25 amBeijing Capital
Apr 14
PEK8:55 amBeijing Capital
21h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Feb 13
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
35h 55m
1 stop
PEK4:25 amBeijing Capital
Jul 28
PEK8:55 amBeijing Capital
21h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Mar 11
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
35h 55m
1 stop
PEK5:25 amBeijing Capital
Apr 14
PEK8:55 amBeijing Capital
21h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Nov 3
SFO8:10 pmSan Francisco
28h 25m
1 stop
PEK12:35 amBeijing Capital
Nov 18
PEK8:55 amBeijing Capital
16h 55m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Jan 5
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
27h 30m
1 stop
PEK10:35 pmBeijing Capital
Jan 26
PEK2:45 pmBeijing Capital
35h 05m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Mar 8
SFO7:20 pmSan Francisco
20h 20m
1 stop
PEK3:40 pmBeijing Capital
Sep 14
PEK3:45 pmBeijing Capital
25h 45m
1 stop
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Beijing

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Beijing, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada, EVA Air and Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Feb 8
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
22h 25m
1 stop
PEK2:55 pmBeijing Capital
Philippine Airlines
Feb 6
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
35h 55m
1 stop
PEK4:25 amBeijing Capital
EVA Air
Feb 7
SFO7:20 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
PEK9:40 pmBeijing Capital

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Beijing

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Beijing with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
China Southern
PriceFrom $346
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.0

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.7

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

6.3

Food

Reviews

Pros: The cabin crews professional, kind, and helpful attitude all the time during the flight.

Cons: 1- The boarding, was very late as well as the departure. 2- The captain’s departing and landing technique, I had a feeling the plane was going to dismantle due to his harsh landing!. 3- The food’s quality.

1 / 10
Hong Kong Airlines
PriceFrom $403
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.7
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything was fast, smooth and easy.

Cons: Hong Kong Air wouldn’t give me my boarding pass until I had booked an onward flight leaving Thailand. I wish I had foreseen this, it’s annoying having to book a flight in 5 minutes when you don’t know your travel plans.

1 / 7
China Eastern
PriceFrom $420
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.9

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: Standard flight

Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.

1 / 7
Delta
PriceFrom $438
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Hainan Airlines
PriceFrom $454
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0
United Airlines
PriceFrom $465
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything! From ticketing agent to all the crew on our flight back were awesome. Thank you!

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $511
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
Air China
PriceFrom $512
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.2

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Food - Free dinners even for economy class. Entertainment - Every seat has a TV that offers multiple languages and tons of blockbuster movies from a variety of genres. They also offer many television shows in multiple languages and genres and video games. Roomy- The seats are as non-roomy as any airplane. However, the flight attendants don't give you any trouble when you want to just get up and walk around and talk to people. It gives the plane a roomy atmosphere. You can go to spacier sections of the plane to hang out.

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $539
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Asiana Airlines
PriceFrom $583
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.5
8.7

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Cons: The flight attendants would forget me when tending to everyone

1 / 5

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Beijing offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from San Francisco to Beijing are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Air China, United Airlines, and China Southern. You can search for the full list of airlines like Air China that are offering this flexibility.

  • How far is San Francisco to Beijing by plane?

    San Francisco and Beijing are 5900.5 mi apart from one another. In terms of flight time, this usually takes a little over 20h 20m.


Can I fly to Beijing from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Beijing

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Beijing.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Beijing.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Beijing.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Beijing?

Returning to San Francisco from Beijing

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Beijing must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Beijing are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

If you are planning to travel to Beijing at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Beijing

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