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