Distance from Seattle to Shanghai

Distance is 9205 kilometers or 5720 miles or 4970 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 Seattle and Shanghai

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

Latitude: 47° 37' North
Longitude: 122° 21' West
Initial heading:309.3°NorthwestNorthwest
Final heading:217.6°SouthwestSouthwest

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Heading from Shanghai

Latitude: 31° 14' North
Longitude: 121° 29' East
Initial heading:37.6°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:129.3°SoutheastSoutheast

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Seattle (USA - Washington)Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4:13:41 AM
Shanghai (China - Shanghai Municipality)Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:13:41 PM

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