How far is San Francisco from Shanghai?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Shanghai and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 6150.278 miles
- 9897.913 kilometers
- 5344.446 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
- 6137.551 miles
- 9877.431 kilometers
- 5333.386 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 Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 12 hours 8 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Shanghai and San Francisco is 16 hours. San Francisco is 16 hours behind Shanghai.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 782 kg (1 724 pounds).
Shanghai to San Francisco flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Shanghai (PVG) → San Francisco (SFO).