Distance from Shanghai to Los Angeles

Distance is 10456 kilometers or 6497 miles or 5646 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 Shanghai and Los Angeles

Map - Shortest path between Shanghai and Los Angeles
  • Location for Shanghai
  • Location for Los Angeles
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 Shanghai

Latitude: 31° 14' North
Longitude: 121° 27' East
Initial heading:45.8°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:132.3°SoutheastSoutheast

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Heading from Los Angeles

Latitude: 34° 03' North
Longitude: 118° 15' West
Initial heading:312.3°NorthwestNorthwest
Final heading:225.8°SouthwestSouthwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Shanghai (China - Shanghai Municipality)Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:31:26 PM
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California)Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:31:26 PM

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