The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PEK are

  • February 5th to April 15th
  • August 20th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to PEK is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1197 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $410 for Monday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $419 to $875 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $428. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $998. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $569 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $598 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PEK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PEK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SFO to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PEK flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $77 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $578. Return trip prices are from the PEK to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to PEK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, SWISS, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5898 miles or 9492 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to PEK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PEK flight is about 11 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from SFO to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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