This map shows the distance from England, Uk to Shanghai, China. You can also see the distance in miles and km below the map.
How to Use
Simply type in the name of the two places in the text boxes and click the show button!
The best format to use is [City, Country] to enter a location – that is [City(comma)(space)Country]. You can also type in major places straight in such as “USA”, “Tokyo”, “London” etc. Postcodes and addresses can also be used.
When you click the search button, a search will be made to find which place you are referring to. Firstly, a search is made of an internal list of common places. If no match is found then a search will be made using the Google Maps API GlocalSearch feature. If this also returns no results then you are asked to indicate the location of the point by clicking on the map. This allows you to then see the distance between the two points and also inputs the location into the internal database so that the next time a visitor searches for that location, it will be found.
Once a result is returned, you can copy a URL to use as a permanent link back to the result for your own reference or to pass on to other people.
Note : For ZIP Codes, use Distance Between ZIP Codes, For UK Postcodes, use the UK Postcode distance tool. Also, to find the distance between points that are not named, you can use the Measure Distance tool.
About How Far is it Between
This tool can be used to find the distance between countries, cities or towns.
There are two distances output:
- As the Crow Flies – The direct distance between points
- Distance by land transport (When possible) – Distance estimate when you travel by road and sea.
The distances can be output in the following units:
The output is via a measurement of the distance and also a map that shows that two locations and the path between them as the crow flies and the route by land transport.
You can use the controls on the map to:
- Pan the map
- Zoom the Map
- Switch between Map and Satellite views
Some Examples of Distances
Some of the distances between cities that can be found using the system. Click on one to see it or type in your own places above in the text boxes.
- How Far is it Between Manchester Airport, England and Paris, France
- How Far is it Between Brisbane Qld, Australia and Seoul, South Korea
- How Far is it Between Chicago Illinois, Usa and Portland Oregon, Usa
- How Far is it Between Boston, Massachussets and Madrid, Spain
- How Far is it Between Vienna, Austria and Jerusalem, Israel