How far is Beijing from San Francisco?
There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and Beijing. Here are two common 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 – the shortest distance between two points).
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.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 713 kg (1 573 pounds).
San Francisco to Beijing flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Beijing (PEK).