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Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Tokyo. Book your trip to arrive at Narita International, Haneda, or Tokyo Train Station. The distance between San Francisco and Tokyo is 8235 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways. San Francisco and Tokyo have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Tokyo, consider visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan, Toshogu Shrine, Great Buddha, Japan, and Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Air CanadaACAACYesNo
Japan AirlinesJALJLYesNo
All Nippon AirwaysANANHYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to Tokyo?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Tokyo takes around 11 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Tokyo?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Tokyo is 8235 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Tokyo?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Tokyo. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Paris, Barcelona, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Chicago, Guadalajara, London, Atlanta, Rome, Austin, Lisbon, Madrid, New York, Dublin, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Berlin, Athens.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tokyo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tokyo and Seoul, Okinawa Island, Manila, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Osaka, Sapporo, Bangkok, Honolulu, Taipei, New York, Shanghai, San Diego, Denver, Fukuoka, Ho Chi Minh City, Busan, Da Nang, Cebu, Singapore.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near Tokyo?
The main airport in Tokyo is Narita International. It is also served by Shizuoka, Matsumoto, Ibaraki, Fukushima.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Tokyo?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Tokyo thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Tokyo can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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