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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Shanghai (PVG)

Distance from Los Angeles to Shanghai (Los Angeles International Airport – Shanghai Pudong International Airport) is 6485 miles / 10436 kilometers / 5635 nautical miles.

How far is Shanghai from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 6484.551 miles
  • 10435.872 kilometers
  • 5634.920 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
  • 6471.760 miles
  • 10415.288 kilometers
  • 5623.806 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is 12 hours 46 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Shanghai is 15 hours. Shanghai is 15 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 792 kg (1 746 pounds).

Airport information


A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Shanghai Pudong International Airport
City: Shanghai
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: PVG
ICAO Code: ZSPD
Coordinates: 31°8′36″N, 121°48′18″E

Los Angeles to Shanghai flight path

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Shanghai (PVG).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
6485

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