If you are actually flying from Detroit, MI, United States to Shanghai, China or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Detroit, MI and Shanghai, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

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Departure
Detroit, MI
Arrival
Shanghai

Flight time from Detroit, MI to Shanghai is 14 hours 36 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from DTW to PVG is 14 hours 36 minutes (Operated by China Southern Airlines)

The nearest airport to Detroit, MI, is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and the nearest airport to Shanghai, is Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

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Distance from Detroit, MI to Shanghai is approximately 11460 kilometers.

Flights from Detroit, MI to Shanghai • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Detroit, MI arrive at Pu Dong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai is served by 2 international airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
China Southern Airlines
DTW ➝ PVG
14 hrs 36 mins
China Eastern Airlines
DTW ➝ PVG
14 hrs 40 mins
American Airlines
DTW ➝ PVG
14 hrs 40 mins
US Airways
DTW ➝ PVG
14 hrs 40 mins
Air Canada
DTW ➝ PVG
14 hrs 40 mins

Flight time from Detroit, MI to Shanghai via Chicago, Il • DTW to SHA via ORD

Flight duration from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Hongqiao Airport via Chicago O'hare International Airport, United States on American Airlines flight is 18 hours 35 minutes

American Airlines DTW to ORD
1 hr 42 mins
ORD
 Waiting Time
2 hrs 3 mins
ORD to SHA
14 hrs 50 mins
Total Duration:
18 hrs 35 mins

Flight time from Detroit, MI to Shanghai via New York • DTW to PVG via JFK

Flight duration from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Pu Dong Airport via John F Kennedy International Airport, United States on China Eastern Airlines flight is 22 hours 10 minutes

China Eastern Airlines DTW to JFK
2 hrs 5 mins
JFK
 Waiting Time
5 hrs 15 mins
JFK to PVG
14 hrs 50 mins
Total Duration:
22 hrs 10 mins

How long does it take to fly from Detroit, MI to Shanghai?

Non-stop flight time from Detroit, MI to Shanghai is around 14 hours 45 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Detroit, MI and Shanghai takes close to 17 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 42 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from any of the airports in Detroit, MI to one of the two major airports that serves Shanghai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Detroit, MI - Shanghai flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 53 mins to 24 hrs .

Flight time from Detroit, MI, United States to airports near Shanghai, China

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI to airports nearest to Shanghai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
DTW - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 21 hrs 35 mins 1 Stop
DTW - SHA Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport 14 hrs 50 mins Non-Stop
DTW - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 21 hrs 28 mins 1 Stop
DTW - HGH Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport 24 hrs 50 mins 1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between Detroit, MI and Shanghai

Detroit, MI time is 12 hours behind Shanghai

Current time in Detroit, MI, United States : Fri, 20 May, 2022,
Detroit, MI Timezone: EDT (-04:00)

11:34 AM

Current time in Shanghai, China :, Fri, 20 May, 2022,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)

11:34 PM

DTW to PVG Flight - Detroit, MI Airport to Shanghai Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Detroit, MI Airport & Shanghai Airport is given below. Click the map to view Detroit, MI to Shanghai flight path and travel direction.

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