Distance from Philippines to Japan

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


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

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Philippines to Japan 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 Philippines to Japan? 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 Philippines (PH)
Arrives in Japan (JP)
Distance between Philippines and Japan 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 PH and JP 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 PH to JP is 3183 kilometers = 1978 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to JP takes approximately 3 hours, 32 minutes.
It will take you about 53 hours, 2 minutes to drive from Philippines (PH) to Japan (JP), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Philippines from Japan.
Reverse direction from Japan to Philippines.