Distance from China to Japan

Name China Japan
Country flag Flag of China Flag of Japan
Country ISO code CN / CHN JP / JPN
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Beijing Tokyo
Total cities 142562 18270
Cost of living Cost of living in China Cost of living in Japan
DD coordinates 35.859295 / 104.136112 37.490032 / 136.466401
DMS coordinates 35°51'33.46" N / 104°08'10.00" E 37°29'24.11" N / 136°27'59.04" E
UTM coordinates 48S 422000.8008374 3968686.8511334 53S 629636.20792277 4150245.22963
Time zone Asia/Shanghai Asia/Tokyo
Airports Airports in China: 403 Airports in Japan: 251
Straight distance from China to Japan is 2875 kilometers (1786 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is China from Japan, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 35.859295 / 104.136112 (CN) and 37.490032 / 136.466401 (JP).


When trying to get from China to Japan, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 2875 km / 1786 mil. Surely, both CN and JP 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 37.490032 / 136.466401.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from China to Japan is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 3 hours, 25 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 Japan? 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 Japan (JP)
China to Japan distance 2875 km / 1786 mil
Avg car duration 31 hours, 56 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 47 hours, 54 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 28 hours, 44 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 3 hours, 11 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 JP is 2875 kilometers = 1786 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 JP is 2875 kilometers = 1786 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to JP takes approximately 3 hours, 11 minutes.
It will take you about 47 hours, 54 minutes to drive from China (CN) to Japan (JP), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering China from Japan.