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).
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.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 782 kg (1 724 pounds).
San Francisco to Shanghai flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Shanghai (PVG).