Distance from London to Shanghai

Distance is 9219 kilometers or 5728 miles or 4978 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map – Shortest path between London and Shanghai

Map – Shortest path between London and Shanghai
  • Location for London
  • Location for Shanghai

The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from London

Latitude: 51° 30' North
Longitude: 0° 08' West
Initial heading:47.2°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:147.7°South-southeastSouth-southeast

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Heading from Shanghai

Latitude: 31° 14' North
Longitude: 121° 29' East
Initial heading:327.7°North-northwestNorth-northwest
Final heading:227.2°SouthwestSouthwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
London (United Kingdom - England)Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:23:10 AM
Shanghai (China - Shanghai Municipality)Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:23:10 AM

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