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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Beijing (PEK)

Distance from San Francisco International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport is 5913 miles / 9516 kilometers / 5138 nautical miles.

Calculations with different methods

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5913.186 miles
  • 9516.350 kilometers
  • 5138.418 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 5899.349 miles
  • 9494.081 kilometers
  • 5126.394 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is 11 hours 41 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Beijing is 16 hours. Beijing is 16 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

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San Francisco, CA

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Beijing

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Airport information


A San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

B Beijing Capital International Airport
City: Beijing
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: PEK
ICAO Code: ZBAA
Coordinates: 40°4′48″N, 116°35′5″E

Map

Flight map from San Francisco to Beijing.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Beijing (PEK).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5913

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