Distance from London to Beijing

Distance is 8161 kilometers or 5071 miles or 4407 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 Beijing

Map - Shortest path between London and Beijing
  • Location for London
  • Location for Beijing
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° 07' West
Initial heading:45.8°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:144.4°SoutheastSoutheast

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Heading from Beijing

Latitude: 39° 55' North
Longitude: 116° 23' East
Initial heading:324.4°NorthwestNorthwest
Final heading:225.8°SouthwestSouthwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
London (United Kingdom - England)Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:31:10 AM
Beijing (China - Beijing Municipality)Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:31:10 PM

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