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Distance between Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (SHA)

Flight distance from Beijing to Shanghai (Beijing Capital International Airport – Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) is 668 miles / 1075 kilometers / 580 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Beijing (PEK) to Shanghai (SHA) is 757 miles / 1219 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 46 minutes.

Beijing – Shanghai

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668
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1075
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580
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How far is Shanghai from Beijing?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 667.912 miles
  • 1074.901 kilometers
  • 580.400 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
  • 668.898 miles
  • 1076.487 kilometers
  • 581.257 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 Beijing Capital International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Beijing and Shanghai.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Beijing to Shanghai generates about 121 kg of CO2 per passenger, 121 kilograms is equal to 267 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Beijing to Shanghai

Shortest flight path between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).

Airport information

Origin Beijing Capital International Airport
City: Beijing
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: PEK
ICAO Code: ZBAA
Coordinates: 40°4′48″N, 116°35′5″E
Destination 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