Distance from China to India

Name China India
Country flag Flag of China Flag of India
Country ISO code CN / CHN IN / IND
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Beijing -
Total cities 142562 254309
Cost of living Cost of living in China Cost of living in India
DD coordinates 35.859295 / 104.136112 21.128996 / 82.779220
DMS coordinates 35°51'33.46" N / 104°08'10.00" E 21°07'44.38" N / 82°46'45.19" E
UTM coordinates 48S 422000.8008374 3968686.8511334 44Q 684775.02313724 2337458.4348556
Time zone Asia/Shanghai -
Airports Airports in China: 403 Airports in India: 285
Straight distance from China to India is 2642 kilometers (1642 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is China from India, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 35.859295 / 104.136112 (CN) and 21.128996 / 82.779220 (IN).


When trying to get from China to India, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 2642 km / 1642 mil. Surely, both CN and IN are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 35.859295 / 104.136112 and the arrival coordinates of 21.128996 / 82.779220.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from China to India is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 3 hours, 8 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from China to India? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from China (CN)
Arrives in India (IN)
China to India distance 2642 km / 1642 mil
Avg car duration 29 hours, 21 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 44 hours, 2 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 26 hours, 25 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 2 hours, 56 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between CN and IN is 2642 kilometers = 1642 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from CN to IN is 2642 kilometers = 1642 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to IN takes approximately 2 hours, 56 minutes.
It will take you about 44 hours, 2 minutes to drive from China (CN) to India (IN), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering China from India.