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Distance from United States to China

Name United States China
Country flag Flag of United States Flag of China
Country ISO code US / USA CN / CHN
Continent North America Asia
Continent code NA AS
Capital - Beijing
Total cities 61623 142562
Cost of living Cost of living in United States Cost of living in China
DD coordinates 37.600000 / -95.665000 35.859295 / 104.136112
DMS coordinates 37°36'0.00" N / -95°39'54.00" W 35°51'33.46" N / 104°08'10.00" E
UTM coordinates 15S 264733.07685016 4164775.471571 48S 422000.8008374 3968686.8511334
Time zone - Asia/Shanghai
Straight distance from United States to China is 11596 kilometers (7205 miles).

Travel information from United States to China

The distance between US and CN is 7205 miles (11596 km), which can be covered by car, bus, train or ship.

However, the fastest way to travel from United States to China is by plane.

The average flight time is 12 hours, 53 minutes.

How many hours a traveler will have to spend getting from US to CN also depends on the mode of transport for travel.

Depart from United States (US)
Arrives in China (CN)
United States to China distance 11596 km / 7205 mil
Avg car duration 128 hours, 50 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 193 hours, 15 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 115 hours, 57 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 12 hours, 53 minutes (900 km/h)

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

How to fly from United States (US) to China (CN)

Straight line flight distance 7205 miles.

Flight direction Origin airport Destination airport Airline Flight № Transfers Return transfers Flight time (min.) Price
San Jose (US) - Beijing (CN) SJC PEK AS 3329 2 0 3380 2 783,00$
Los Angeles (US) - Guangzhou (CN) LAX CAN CZ 328 0 0 870 4 845,00$
Seattle (US) - Shanghai (CN) SEA PVG MU 4876 0 0 955 5 376,00$
Los Angeles (US) - Xiamen (CN) LAX XMN MF 830 0 0 900 5 609,00$
San Francisco (US) - Beijing (CN) SFO PEK UA 888 0 0 760 6 097,00$
Los Angeles (US) - Shanghai (CN) LAX PVG UA 198 0 0 835 6 628,00$
Los Angeles (US) - Beijing (CN) LAX PEK CA 988 0 0 1840 7 323,00$
Los Angeles (US) - Shenzhen (CN) LAX SZX CA 770 0 0 915 13 354,00$
San Francisco (US) - Shanghai (CN) SFO PVG UA 857 0 0 945 15 917,00$
Updated 20.08.2022

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There are many ways to find how far is United States from China, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 37.600000 / -95.665000 (US) and 35.859295 / 104.136112 (CN).


When trying to get from United States to China, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 11596 km / 7205 mil. Surely, both US 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 37.600000 / -95.665000 and the arrival coordinates of 35.859295 / 104.136112.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from United States to China is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 13 hours, 48 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 United States to China? 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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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between US and CN is 11596 kilometers = 7205 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 US to CN is 11596 kilometers = 7205 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to CN takes approximately 12 hours, 53 minutes.
It will take you about 193 hours, 15 minutes to drive from United States (US) to China (CN), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from China.