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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Beijing, CN, China - SFO to BJS

Popular flights from San Francisco to Beijing

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 22, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $555
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $555
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $555
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $555
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $555
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 16, 2016 $983
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 8, 2016 $641
Apr 30, 2016 May 9, 2016 $641
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 5, 2016 May 25, 2016 $589
May 11, 2016 May 25, 2016 $589
May 16, 2016 May 30, 2016 $589
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 26, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 $551
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 5, 2016 $559
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $559
Aug 26, 2016 Sep 4, 2016 $559
Hawaiian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 5, 2016 May 8, 2016 $1,158
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $547
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 5, 2016 $547
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $547

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Beijing (SFO to BJS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Beijing, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $592.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Beijing (SFO to BJS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Francisco to Beijing based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

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

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Francisco to Beijing should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $755 $554
7-14 days $753 $558
14-21 days $755 $558
21-30 days $1,073 $556
30-60 days $1,005 $618
60-90 days $655 $675
90+ days $544 $531

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Beijing

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Francisco to Beijing.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$589 $556 $589 $551 $679 $554 $628

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Beijing

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Francisco to Beijing.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April San Francisco Beijing United 4/30/16 5/9/16 1 $554
May San Francisco Beijing China Southern 5/26/16 6/12/16 2 $551
June San Francisco Beijing United 6/11/16 6/21/16 2 $660
July San Francisco Beijing Air China 7/12/16 7/19/16 0 $655
August San Francisco Beijing United 8/23/16 9/6/16 0 $547
September San Francisco Beijing Hainan 9/3/16 9/11/16 1 $531
October San Francisco Beijing Hainan 10/1/16 10/6/16 1 $543
November San Francisco Beijing Hainan 11/2/16 11/18/16 1 $531

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from San Francisco to Beijing

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from San Francisco to Beijing.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$977
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$977 $1,195
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$1,195 $1,075
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$1,075 $1,075
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$1,075 $1,075
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$1,075

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Beijing (SFO to BJS)

Your San Francisco to Beijing flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Beijing is $1,001.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Beijing is $931.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Beijing.

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Beijing
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air China 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14:50 14:50
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11:05 11:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Beijing (SFO to BJS)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Beijing. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Beijing is $1,168.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Beijing is $986.

San Francisco to Beijing Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Beijing?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Beijing flight time is 12 hours and 7 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Beijing?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Beijing is 5897 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Beijing?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from San Francisco to Beijing.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Beijing?
Answer: Air China provides 50% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Beijing.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Beijing?
Answer: Seoul, KR

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Beijing (SFO to BJS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Beijing with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Francisco to Beijing.

San Francisco to Beijing
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
American PHX / DFW X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYC / YVR X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
Air China - X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE / KHH X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Delta SEA X X X X X X X
Delta SLC / SEA X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Hawaiian HNL X X X
JAL HND X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa MUC X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
China Eastern PVG X X X X X X X
China Eastern PVG / WUH X
All Nippon NRT X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X X
Singapore HKG / SIN X X X X X X X
Turkish IST X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United ORD X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Francisco and Beijing, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $256
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $132
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $157
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $223

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Singapore, United, Virgin America $694
San Francisco to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $538
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $865
San Francisco to Tianjin Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $806
San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Singapore, United, Great Lakes $668
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $713
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, Great Lakes $689
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Great Lakes $832
San Francisco to Taipei American, Alaska, JetBlue, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $679
San Francisco to Qingdao American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $558
San Francisco to Dalian American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $573
San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $953
San Francisco to Shenyang Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $639
San Francisco to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $560
San Francisco to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $621

Cheap International Flights to Beijing - BJS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $556
Sacramento to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $845
Oakland to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $855
Reno to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,478
Fresno to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,145
Chico to BeijingCheck Dates
Monterey to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Modesto to BeijingCheck Dates
Oakland to Tianjin American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $2,114
San Jose to Tianjin American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,226
San Jose to Tokyo American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Island Air $840
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Beijing, CN, China, from $547 Round trip from SFO to BJS