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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
January
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1190
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$689
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $689 or less.
The cheapest flight from Beijing to San Francisco was found 48 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Beijing to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Beijing to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 11h 40m, covering a distance of 5915 miles.
How many flights are there between Beijing and San Francisco?
There are 28 (nonstop) flights between Beijing and San Francisco per week, averaging 4 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Beijing to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($361), Hainan Airlines ($458) and Hong Kong Airlines ($458).
Do I need a passport to fly between Beijing and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Beijing and San Francisco?
United (2 times daily), Air China (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Beijing to San Francisco?
For Beijing to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Beijing, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Beijing to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Beijing
$361
only
$361
Destination
San Francisco
$361
only
$361
Sat, Dec 23
PEK
SFO
23h 18m
Sun, Feb 4
SFO
PEK
26h 25m
Trip: 44 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
PEK
SFO
40h 53m
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
PEK
47h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1078 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.6
BOS
PEK
Excellent 9.0

I was happy but not blown away but the carrier. I was spoiled last time I took a 14h trip to Japan on JAL in a dreamliner. That was amazing. This was about what I'd expect on a flight in a 737 to Chicago from Boston, but it was about five times longer! At least they had good food and the entertainment options were great.

SEA
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

I dint know i needed a chinese visa to travel to shanhai, My flight began on denver then seattle and from seattle i wasnt able to fly to china. I received no help at all, all they did was cancel my booking not received any kind of refund and i got stuck in seattle, i had to buy new tickets to go back to denver after losing my flights and not getting a dime back, this is unacceptable!

SJC
PEK
Excellent 10.0

A little late in Beijing upon arrival. It may be better to adjust the flight time 2-3 hours earlier

PEK
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Their service is superb

PVG
BOS
Excellent 10.0

on time

Wed, May 16
PEK
SFO
17h 55m
Wed, Jun 13
SFO
PEK
20h 10m
Trip: 29 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 414 reviews
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.9
HKG
BLR
Good 6.6

Flight was 2 hrs delayed and no flat bed in Business class

HKG
BKK
Good 7.0

Good legroom, flight uncrowded

All was ok

HKG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

The plane was comfortable and roomy. I also enjoyed the entertainment aviation. It made the flight go by very quickly.

BKK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Crew and new airplane App is not very user friendly

Unable to use mobile boarding pass so u have to wait for ticket counters to open.

TPE
HKG
Good 6.3

Simple. No bells and whistles. Cheap price

No charging or Wi-Fi available for purchase

Tue, Dec 26
PEK
SFO
16h 25m
Sat, Jan 20
SFO
PEK
30h 10m
Trip: 26 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3790 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Very attentive and pleasant stewards in business class. Boardjbgblrocedures good.

We had to climb up stairs to get on the plane. There were elderly travelers who struggled to carry their hand luggage. No help was offered This needs to be remedied. Food also was not too palatable. Could be better Difficult to understand English of the announcements. Also when delayed in landing no announcements made br the captain though we were hovering in the air for 45 mins.

MNL
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Flight from Guangzhou to Vancouver was smooth. Cabin crew was great and attentive. Flight was even early to arrive!

Seats were a bit cramped.

CNX
CAN
Good 6.0

Flight crew were friendly and helpful.

Seats are hard and uncomfortable.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Great crew service!

BKK
CAN
Okay 4.6

We arrived safely.

I was unable to check in online.When I mentioned this at the ticket counter the agent responded that they kept hearing that from passageners. Apparently this wasn't enough of an issue to make any changes. The plane was uncomfortable for such a long flight. Lots of movie choices, but few current choices. Flight attendants weren't that friendly.

Sun, Dec 17
PEK
SFO
15h 55m
Thu, Dec 28
SFO
PEK
33h 05m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

Wed, Jan 17
PEK
SFO
28h 55m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
PEK
19h 45m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4104 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
SIN
Excellent 8.6

No one to assist my friends enter the plane. No one to help with hauling minor carryon baggage up the outdoor staircase. Very difficult and no offer at all for anyone in a party of six to help. No lift and no one offered assistance in business class to help at all.once on the plane service was outstanding. Passengers in 70s and 80’s and no knowledge of the need to to climb stairs and without any assistance. Attendants watched the elderly struggle.

CDG
PVG
Good 6.3

One membre of the crew

No veg meal

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Fight crew was amazing

LAX
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Beverage choices and presentation were good. Service very good.

My choice of food was not available and very limited alternatives to what I selected. More snack choices could be offered

ORD
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Price. On time. Good food.

Not being able to use phone -even in airplane mode for games or entertainment. Bus ride from terminal to boarding in Shanghai

Mon, Dec 25
PEK
SFO
11h 40m
Wed, Jan 17
SFO
PEK
12h 40m
Trip: 24 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PEK
SFO
Okay 4.3

Flight attendants were okay and we made up an hour on the way which did not make up for the 5 hour delay in Beijing.

United did not come close to matching the Air China flight service and entertainment from SFO to Beijing. Was told we would get a voucher for the hotel but only got $10 voucher each for lunch which did not cover lunch. Had to stand in a line for an hour to check in even though we did not have luggage. All in all, a very frustrating experience.

PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

No delay at all

ORD
MUC
Mediocre 2.0

Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections.

PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Very good!

LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

Sun, Feb 25
PEK
SFO
19h 10m
Thu, Apr 19
SFO
PEK
23h 40m
Trip: 53 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 2786 reviews
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.0
Food
8.2
CEB
ICN
Excellent 8.0

We actually got there.

Terrible seats, no personal entertainment.

ICN
MNL
Excellent 8.0

well the pilot did a great job. we landed safely to manila. food serve taste good, and the flight attendant from chicago to manila, did a great job2.im thankful for overall service.

I hate when my baggage is damage during my flight and no one i reach, easily. the asiana airline in Manila told me last dec. 11/12 2017, they will call me back at 10am but no one did. until now the number cant be reach.i paid for insurance if something happen to my bag worth $300 to be paid me back if my baggage damage but the asiana staff in Manila ask me f ok if they pay me only$80. i said ok. because i need it soon. but look like they dont care to give me. so i change my mind. the bag i bought cost $150 this year i bought it. need to be paid same. thanks

ORD
ICN
Excellent 8.0

the food we have been order is great.the flight overall goes smooth and we landed safe in Seoul. the service crew did there job. thankful for this trip im satisfied. for the pilot he did a great job.

nothing, just wish you can serve also warm drinks,like, tea or coffee instead cold drinks only.that should help the passenger who has stomach problem during flight. thanks

ICN
JFK
Good 6.6

Entertainment was nice with a good variety.

Terrible seats. It seems like asiana is going out of their way to make their economy seats as uncomfortable as possible.

ICN
FRA
Good 7.6

Movie selection needs to get better and maybe you should add one more snack because for a 12 hours flight it wasn't enough. I was hungry at the end.

Thu, Feb 1
PEK
SFO
42h 53m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
PEK
28h 00m
Trip: 28 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 20263 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
FLL
YYZ
Good 6.6

left on time, arrived on time Good communicatiion from captain

Staff in economy not very friendly Very long wait for baggage

YYZ
MCO
Excellent 10.0

The exact timing going and coming

After returning back and the airplane taxing on the ground it takes one hour to go out of the airport gate to my riding although I have no luggage

MSP
YYZ
Excellent 8.6

Crew and flight were great

Not great food, but that's ok.

YVR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I had an episode of anxiety over very minor turbulence which I sometimes get and both ladies who happened to be on duty were very reassuring and sympathetic to me. I had my 6 year old daughter also on the plane who is not anxious at all, so I was able to speak to one of the staff in French so as not to transfer my anxiety to my daughter who doesn't understand French. This was great. Over half way through the flight they gave me some earphones and suggested I watch a movie. This helped so much.

NRT
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Nothing to complain

Thu, Dec 21
PEK
SFO
20h 53m
Sun, Feb 4
SFO
PEK
17h 55m
Trip: 46 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 22
PEK
SFO
22h 08m
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
PEK
17h 55m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
PEK
SFO
51h 18m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
PEK
48h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1078 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.6
BOS
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Great service

PEK
SHA
Excellent 8.6

It looks like economy starts in the 30's - so my seat 35K wast actually just a few rows in, not in the rear of the plane as I would have expected (in the States). Luckily I looked up when I was only at row 37 and could sneak back to my seat real quick!

SEA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

The friendly staff and the smooth trip.

All the plastic waste created by the lunch.

PEK
SHA
Excellent 9.3

Priority to Business is announced but there is no separation with economy and they start loading passengers up right away.

SEA
PEK
Okay 5.6

There was no vegetarian food.

Sat, Dec 23
PEK
SFO
23h 18m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
PEK
26h 25m
Trip: 47 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
PEK
SFO
44h 48m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
PEK
48h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1078 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.6
BOS
PEK
Excellent 9.0

I was happy but not blown away but the carrier. I was spoiled last time I took a 14h trip to Japan on JAL in a dreamliner. That was amazing. This was about what I'd expect on a flight in a 737 to Chicago from Boston, but it was about five times longer! At least they had good food and the entertainment options were great.

PEK
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Their service is superb

SEA
PEK
Okay 5.6

There was no vegetarian food.

PVG
BOS
Excellent 10.0

on time

PEK
SHA
Excellent 8.6

It looks like economy starts in the 30's - so my seat 35K wast actually just a few rows in, not in the rear of the plane as I would have expected (in the States). Luckily I looked up when I was only at row 37 and could sneak back to my seat real quick!

Mon, Dec 25
PEK
SFO
29h 25m
Sun, Jan 21
SFO
PEK
19h 25m
Trip: 28 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3790 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
CAN
Okay 4.0

Cheap and service was okay

Seats are uncomfortable They lost my luggage.

BKK
CAN
Okay 4.6

We arrived safely.

I was unable to check in online.When I mentioned this at the ticket counter the agent responded that they kept hearing that from passageners. Apparently this wasn't enough of an issue to make any changes. The plane was uncomfortable for such a long flight. Lots of movie choices, but few current choices. Flight attendants weren't that friendly.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Great crew service!

CAN
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Great service.

Need “brown” paper towels for the bathrooms, not just facial tissues.

CAN
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

You left me stranded in Bali and wouldn’t rebook me. You wouldn’t give me a full refund. You made me purchase an entirely new flight with a different airline. I spent FIVE hours on hold waiting to speak with a representative. I will advise anyone I know to never fly China Airlines

Fri, Dec 22
PEK
SFO
31h 46m
Fri, Dec 29
SFO
PEK
26h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 27
PEK
SFO
22h 21m
Mon, Jan 1
SFO
PEK
21h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

Thu, Jan 18
PEK
SFO
15h 50m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
PEK
28h 20m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4104 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
CDG
PVG
Good 6.3

One membre of the crew

No veg meal

PVG
NRT
Okay 5.6

No veg meal

PVG
DEL
Okay 5.0

we were on time and it was cheap-ish

customer service is non-existent, crew speaks poor english, seats are kid-size and so are meal servings, entertainment sound system was awful, and transit hotel staff was unhelpful/rude

JFK
PVG
Okay 4.0

Price was great - the aircraft was new

food was so so - no choice was given on the first meal - snack was a sandwich but the bread was very very dry - crew was very stingy in giving out drinks - half a glass for soda - found the crew not very friendly

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Fight crew was amazing

Fri, Mar 30
PEK
SFO
17h 55m
Fri, Apr 6
SFO
PEK
31h 15m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 414 reviews
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.9
BKK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Crew and new airplane App is not very user friendly

Unable to use mobile boarding pass so u have to wait for ticket counters to open.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.3

Great price.

Food could be better. Just a simple snack. Wish they had more substantial meal.

HKG
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

The seat

The movie sound did not work -- the attendant served drink orders to every one in business class and forgot me

HKG
BKK
Good 7.0

Good legroom, flight uncrowded

All was ok

HKG
BLR
Good 6.6

Flight was 2 hrs delayed and no flat bed in Business class

Mon, Dec 25
PEK
SFO
11h 40m
Fri, Jan 19
SFO
PEK
12h 40m
Trip: 26 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

No delay at all

SLC
ORD
Good 6.0

Flight attendants seemed completely unwilling to accommodate any requests outside of their "service time".

PEK
SFO
Okay 4.3

Flight attendants were okay and we made up an hour on the way which did not make up for the 5 hour delay in Beijing.

United did not come close to matching the Air China flight service and entertainment from SFO to Beijing. Was told we would get a voucher for the hotel but only got $10 voucher each for lunch which did not cover lunch. Had to stand in a line for an hour to check in even though we did not have luggage. All in all, a very frustrating experience.

PEK
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

I liked that the captain communicated with the passengers about delays and the reasons for the delays over the intercom.

I feel that I was treated by the employees at the boarding desk and by the customer service attendants as if I were garbage!!!! I was attempting to purchase an upgrade in my seating to avoid very uncomfortable swelling on my right ankle and other personal reasons. As I inquired with the man at the boarding gate about purchasing the upgrade I was told that there were none available. So I pulled out my tablet with the united airlines app and showed him the image of the empty business class seat that I would like to purchase on the seating map available in the app. He told me that he had no option on his computer screen to sell me the seat. I asked him where could I go or who could I ask to get the seat. This back and forth continued for some time where he kept saying he could not sell me the seat but I would then say, “I understand that, but do you know who can or where I can go to find someone who knows where I can buy an upgrade?” The attendant got VERY VERY upset that I was even ASKING. As if I were asking for some OUTRAGEOUS request!! I asked to speak with the manager several times. He continued by ignoring me and just saying NO! Finally he pointed to some lady beside him. I don't know if she was the manager or not, but she was on the phone and barely gave ten seconds of a glance to the situation. He asked me"Are you gonna go or not?" I could tell that he cared absolutely nothing about me or my request and was extremely dismissive in asking me this. Finally, he dismissively told me to ask the flight attendant. I could tell that this young man would be of no further help AT ALL, so I gave my ticket, went on board and thought to just try and ask a flight attendant. Right before I went to give my ticket to the man who was taking tickets, I heard the boarding gate man walk away mumbling how ANNOYING I was in Chinese. I know this because I SPEAK Chinese. This is HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL!! I continued to go on board hoping the flight attendants might actually have some information. When I asked, who I thought was the flight attendant, about purchasing a seat, it turns out that she was the customer service agent on the flight, she gave no effort to even try to hear what I was communicating to her. I know about communication and as a public speaking instructor, I know how to listen and to speak. She continued to raise her voice and talk over me, although I remained very calm and tried talking to her logically. I tried to communicate to her that I was attempting to purchase one of the empty business class seats that I had seen were empty. I checked the seating of the flight from the united airlines app before I had even boarded the plane. The lady continued to be very rude and uncaring. She talked over me, did not listen, her responses did not make sense, she very loudly kept asking me " CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT??" as if I was a child or as if I was confrontational when I absolutely was not. I noticed I had been trying to communicate for a while.wordlimit

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