The flight distance from San Francisco, California to Beijing, China is:

5,918 miles / 9 525 km

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Distance from San Francisco, CA to Beijing, China

The total distance from San Francisco, CA to Beijing, China is 5,918 miles.

This is equivalent to 9 525 kilometers or 5,143 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in San Francisco, California.
It ends in Beijing, China.

Your flight direction from San Francisco, CA to Beijing, China is Northwest (-41 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from San Francisco, CA to Beijing, China. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies"). It uses the great circle formula to compute the total travel mileage.

San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Beijing, China

City: Beijing
Region: Beijing
Country: China
Category: cities

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