Distance from San Francisco to Beijing

Distance is 9525 kilometers or 5919 miles or 5143 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between San Francisco and Beijing

Map - Shortest path between San Francisco and Beijing
  • Location for San Francisco
  • Location for Beijing
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from San Francisco

Latitude: 37° 46' North
Longitude: 122° 26' West
Initial heading:318.8°NorthwestNorthwest
Final heading:222.7°SouthwestSouthwest
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Heading from Beijing

Latitude: 39° 55' North
Longitude: 116° 23' East
Initial heading:42.7°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:138.8°SoutheastSoutheast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
San Francisco(U.S.A. - California)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:20:30 AM
Beijing(China)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:20:30 PM

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