Distance from China to Taiwan

Name China Taiwan
Country flag Flag of China Flag of Taiwan
Country ISO code CN / CHN TW / TWN
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Beijing Taipei
Total cities 142562 6934
Cost of living Cost of living in China Cost of living in Taiwan
DD coordinates 35.859295 / 104.136112 23.553118 / 121.021102
DMS coordinates 35°51'33.46" N / 104°08'10.00" E 23°33'11.22" N / 121°01'15.97" E
UTM coordinates 48S 422000.8008374 3968686.8511334 51Q 298007.75119497 2606146.1875706
Time zone Asia/Shanghai Asia/Taipei
Airports Airports in China: 403 Airports in Taiwan: 39
Straight distance from China to Taiwan is 2123 kilometers (1319 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is China from Taiwan, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 35.859295 / 104.136112 (CN) and 23.553118 / 121.021102 (TW).


When trying to get from China to Taiwan, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 2123 km / 1319 mil. Surely, both CN and TW 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 23.553118 / 121.021102.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from China to Taiwan is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 2 hours, 31 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 Taiwan? 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 Taiwan (TW)
China to Taiwan distance 2123 km / 1319 mil
Avg car duration 23 hours, 35 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 35 hours, 22 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 21 hours, 13 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 2 hours, 21 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 TW is 2123 kilometers = 1319 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 TW is 2123 kilometers = 1319 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to TW takes approximately 2 hours, 21 minutes.
It will take you about 35 hours, 22 minutes to drive from China (CN) to Taiwan (TW), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering China from Taiwan.