Dubai to San Francisco By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco, United States by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, emissions, route options and much more.

Dubai to San Francisco by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Dubai to San Francisco by plane will take about 2 days 2h and departs from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and arrives into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). There are flights departing 1-2 times a day on this route. Air India is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 2-4 times a week.

Quickest air route

Abu Dhabi International Airport to San Francisco International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

2 days 2h

1-2 times a day

15,621 km

9,706 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Estimated emissions

676kg - 849kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: AIAir India
2-4 times a weekAirbus A320neo+1 others
Carrier Identifier: AFAir France
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: BABritish Airways
2-4 times a weekBoeing 787-9+2 others
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Closest airports

Dubai International Airport to San Francisco International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

4 days 23h

Every few hours

14,643 km

9,098 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Estimated emissions

455kg - 953kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: TKTurkish Airlines
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-300+2 others
Carrier Identifier: LHLufthansa
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-300+1 others
Carrier Identifier: LXSwiss
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-300+1 others
Carrier Identifier: AIAir India
2-4 times a weekBoeing 787-8+3 others
Carrier Identifier: KEKorean Air
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-200+1 others
Carrier Identifier: BABritish Airways
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 787-9+4 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay Pacific
1-2 times a dayAirbus A350-900
Carrier Identifier: MUChina Eastern AirlinesF
2-4 times a weekAirbus A330 Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmirates
2-4 times a dayBoeing 777-300ER+2 others
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Cargo flights

Al Maktoum International Airport to San Francisco International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

5 days 5h

1-2 times a week

14,711 km

9,141 mi.

2 transfers

No stops

Estimated emissions

466kg - 642kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: FXFedExF
Every 2-4 weeksBoeing 767-300 Freighter+2 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmiratesF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+2 others
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Dubai to San Francisco by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Dubai to San Francisco by ship will take about 38 days and departs from Jebel Ali (AEJEA) and arrives into Los Angeles (USLAX). There are vessels departing every 2-4 weeks on this route. Evergreen is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 2-4 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Jebel Ali to Los Angeles

Port of loading

Port of loading

38 days

Every 2-4 weeks

22,564 km

14,021 mi.

Direct

4 stops

Estimated emissions

2.4t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: EGLVEvergreen
Every 2-4 weeksEVER LIVELY+26 others
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Most frequent

Abu Dhabi to Long Beach

Port of loading

Port of loading

42 days 9h

Every 1-2 weeks

23,786 km

14,780 mi.

1 transfer

2 stops

Estimated emissions

1.77t - 1.83t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
Every 1-2 weeksCSCL INDIAN OCEAN+79 others
Carrier Identifier: OOLUOOCL
Every 2-4 weeksCSCL GLOBE+41 others
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