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Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Shanghai (PVG)

Distance from San Francisco to Shanghai (San Francisco International Airport – Shanghai Pudong International Airport) is 6150 miles / 9898 kilometers / 5344 nautical miles.

How far is Shanghai from San Francisco?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and Shanghai. 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is 12 hours 8 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between San Francisco and Shanghai is 16 hours. Shanghai is 16 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 782 kg (1 724 pounds).

Airport information


A San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″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

Map

San Francisco to Shanghai flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Shanghai (PVG).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
6150

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