Distance from Japan to Philippines

Name Japan Philippines
Country flag Flag of Japan Flag of Philippines
Country ISO code JP / JPN PH / PHL
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Tokyo Manila
Total cities 18270 20021
Cost of living Cost of living in Japan Cost of living in Philippines
DD coordinates 37.490032 / 136.466401 11.697835 / 122.621754
DMS coordinates 37°29'24.11" N / 136°27'59.04" E 11°41'52.21" N / 122°37'18.32" E
UTM coordinates 53S 629636.20792277 4150245.22963 51P 458778.93841589 1293168.7883499
Time zone Asia/Tokyo America/Chicago
Airports Airports in Japan: 251 Airports in Philippines: 188
Miles from Japan to Philippines: 1978
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There are many ways to find how far is Japan from Philippines, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 37.490032 / 136.466401 (JP) and 11.697835 / 122.621754 (PH).


When trying to get from Japan to Philippines, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 3183 km / 1978 mil. Surely, both JP and PH 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 37.490032 / 136.466401 and the arrival coordinates of 11.697835 / 122.621754.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Japan to Philippines is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 3 hours, 47 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 Japan to Philippines? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Japan (JP)
Arrives in Philippines (PH)
Distance between Japan and Philippines 3183 km / 1978 mil
Avg car duration 35 hours, 21 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 53 hours, 2 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 31 hours, 49 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 3 hours, 32 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 JP and PH is 3183 kilometers = 1978 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 JP to PH is 3183 kilometers = 1978 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to PH takes approximately 3 hours, 32 minutes.
It will take you about 53 hours, 2 minutes to drive from Japan (JP) to Philippines (PH), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Japan from Philippines.
Reverse direction from Philippines to Japan.