Distance from Saudi Arabia to China

Name Saudi Arabia China
Country flag Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of China
Country ISO code SA / SAU CN / CHN
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Riyadh Beijing
Total cities 294 142562
Cost of living Cost of living in Saudi Arabia Cost of living in China
DD coordinates 24.266906 / 45.107849 35.859295 / 104.136112
DMS coordinates 24°16'0.86" N / 45°06'28.26" E 35°51'33.46" N / 104°08'10.00" E
UTM coordinates 38R 510946.69939043 2683781.4967381 48S 422000.8008374 3968686.8511334
Time zone Asia/Riyadh Asia/Shanghai
Airports Airports in Saudi Arabia: 78 Airports in China: 403
Miles from Saudi Arabia to China: 3566
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There are many ways to find how far is Saudi Arabia from China, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 24.266906 / 45.107849 (SA) and 35.859295 / 104.136112 (CN).


When trying to get from Saudi Arabia to China, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 5739 km / 3566 mil. Surely, both SA and CN 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 24.266906 / 45.107849 and the arrival coordinates of 35.859295 / 104.136112.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Saudi Arabia to China is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 6 hours, 49 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 Saudi Arabia to China? 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 Saudi Arabia (SA)
Arrives in China (CN)
Distance between Saudi Arabia and China 5739 km / 3566 mil
Avg car duration 63 hours, 46 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 95 hours, 39 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 57 hours, 23 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 6 hours, 22 minutes (900 km/h)

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

Saudi Arabia and China on map

People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between SA and CN is 5739 kilometers = 3566 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 SA to CN is 5739 kilometers = 3566 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to CN takes approximately 6 hours, 22 minutes.
It will take you about 95 hours, 39 minutes to drive from Saudi Arabia (SA) to China (CN), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Saudi Arabia from China.
Reverse direction from China to Saudi Arabia.