Two airlines offer direct flights from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Beijing (PEK-Capital Intl.) — Air China and United Airlines. They'll take you to your destination quickly and comfortably.
It takes a long time to fly from SFO to PEK — in fact, 11 hours and 55 minutes at least. But all that time cooped up in the cabin doesn't have to be an ordeal. Be prepared and get on the plane with the essentials like a jacket and a blanket.
Air China (CA) offers 31 flights every month between San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Beijing (PEK-Capital Intl.). Your next epic adventure is just clicks away. United Airlines (UA) will also get you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 30 flights every month between Silicon Valley and Beijing, it's another popular airline to look into.
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San Jose, CA, is home to nearly one million people, a large city population that's serviced by its own international airport, providing regular flights from San Jose to international and domestic destinations. The Norman Y. Mineta Memorial San Jose International Airport is only two miles from the downtown area at the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880 and State Route 87. The primary airlines operating from the airport are Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Reservations for you airline ticket on these or other airlines serving the airport can be made through Orbitz.com.
Parking at Mineta San Jose International Airport is available at three hourly and three daily lots, one of which offers economy service. The hourly lots are interspersed around the terminal area for easy access, costing $2 for 30 minutes and $30 per day flat rates. The daily lots offer parking deals with discounted parking fees of $22 a day for the regular daily lots and $15 for the economy lot, which is further away from the terminals. Disabled parking is available in front of both terminals for a $2 rate for 30 minutes and $15 for a daily charge.
Several methods of travel are available for passengers to make their way from anywhere in the city to the airport. Several hotels in the area offer courtesy shuttle transportation for patrons. Public bus transportation is available from the Valley Transportation Authority, and metered taxi service is also available from anywhere in the area, with the downtown-to-airport fare costing approximately $15 to $18.
A quick meal can be eaten at the airport before departure in one of the many restaurants available in the concourse. Only ticketed passengers are allowed in the area containing the restaurants. Coffee and pastries are served at the Euro Café near the baggage claim area, while Starbucks can provide sandwiches as well, to get you quickly to the available flights from San Jose. If you have a bit more time to stop off on the way to the airport, try a sit-down breakfast at Café San Jose on Meridian Ave. or at Bill's Cafe on Willow St.
Cheap flights to Beijing are simple to find when you use the tools on Orbitz.com. With powerful search capabilities right at your fingertips, you're sure to find the lowest fares on tickets. The main airport for Beijing is Beijing Capital International Airport. Located 20 miles northeast of China's capital, this airport is the second busiest in the world. Air Canada, Air China, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and United Airlines all operate flights in and out of the airport. A third massive terminal for international arrivals and departures was built in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Three commuter trains operate in Beijing and the surrounding urban areas. A train ride into central Beijing takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Taxis are also available at the passenger terminals. Passengers in taxis are responsible for all bridge and road tolls. A shuttle bus network connects the three airport terminals with the rest of the city.
Beijing has hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures approach 90 degrees F, while freezing winds blow in from Mongolia during the winter. During the spring months, large sandstorms have been known to wreak havoc on the city.
The Forbidden City is the cultural and historical heart of Beijing. Inside is the Palace Museum, as well as the home of emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Gardens and parks surround the Forbidden City, making a lush oasis in the middle of a modern metropolis. International travelers who book cheap flights to Beijing with Orbitz.com will have the freedom to explore this massive and fascinating city.
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