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Distance between Frankfurt (FRA) and Shanghai (SHA)

Flight distance from Frankfurt to Shanghai (Frankfurt Airport – Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) is 5498 miles / 8848 kilometers / 4777 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 54 minutes.

Map of flight path from Frankfurt to Shanghai.

Shortest flight path between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).

How far is Shanghai from Frankfurt?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Frankfurt and Shanghai. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5497.810 miles
  • 8847.867 kilometers
  • 4777.466 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 5485.525 miles
  • 8828.097 kilometers
  • 4766.791 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Frankfurt Airport
City: Frankfurt
Country: Germany Flag of Germany
IATA Code: FRA
ICAO Code: EDDF
Coordinates: 50°1′35″N, 8°32′35″E

B Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
City: Shanghai
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: SHA
ICAO Code: ZSSS
Coordinates: 31°11′52″N, 121°20′9″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Frankfurt and Shanghai is 6 hours. Shanghai is 6 hours ahead of Frankfurt.

Time Difference

Frankfurt

 CEST

Shanghai

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 649 kg (1 431 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Frankfurt (FRA) → Shanghai (SHA).

Distance:
5498
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5498

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