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How far away? Distances from Seattle

Published by Steve Campion. Category: Geography & Geology

Most American road atlases feature a mileage chart with a row for Seattle and the distances to twenty or more other American cities.  We wanted to see numbers for places farther away — a global distance tree.

Our list (below) compiles some of those places.  Most cities on the list are foreign, but you’ll find a few American cities (e.g., Anchorage, San Juan, etc.) because they are outside the contiguous 48 states.  And for consistency’s sake these are all flight miles — even though you can drive to some of the places from Seattle.

By the way…  Seattle and Spokane are 223 miles apart as the crow flies. We can use that distance as a very large “yardstick” on a global scale. Let’s call that distance a SeaSpo. Divide any number on this list by 223, therefore, to see the equivalent number of SeaSpos (i.e., back-to-back Seattle-to-Spokane flights).  Montreal is about ten SeaSpos away.  Dublin is twenty.  Damascus is thirty.  Madagascar, the farthest point from Seattle on our list, is 46 and a half times farther away than that Seattle-to-Spokane plane ride.  (Let’s hope they have meal service on that flight.)

FLIGHT DISTANCES FROM SEATTLE (in miles)

  • 119 – Vancouver, Canada (driving distance: 143)
  • 891 – Juneau (driving distance: 1,709)
  • 1,435 – Anchorage (driving distance: 2,261)
  • 1,519 – Fairbanks (driving distance: 2,145)
  • 2,063 – Toronto, Canada (driving distance: 2,588)
  • 2,280 – Montreal, Canada (driving distance: 2,916)
  • 2,342 – Mexico City, Mexico (driving distance: 2,832)
  • 2,678 – Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)
  • 2,760* – Halifax, Canada (driving distance: 3,695)
  • 2,767 – Havana, Cuba
  • 3,207 – Managua, Nicaragua (driving distance: 4,192)
  • 3,269 – Kingston, Jamaica
  • 3,436 – Port au Prince, Haiti
  • 3,615 – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 3,721 – San Juan, Puerto Rico (USA)
  • 3,853 – Puerto Ayora, Galapogas Islands
  • 4,095 – Caracas, Venezuela
  • 4,106 – Bogota, Colombia
  • 4,217 – Quito, Ecuador
  • 4,519 – Dublin, Ireland
  • 4,551 – Oslo, Norway
  • 4,714 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • 4,764 – Helsinki, Finland
  • 4,779 – Tokyo, Japan
  • 4,781 – London, England
  • 4,840 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 4,994 – Paris, France
  • 5,041 – Berlin, Germany
  • 5,134 – Pyongyang, North Korea
  • 5,168 – Seoul, South Korea
  • 5,195 – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 5,198 – Moscow, Russia
  • 5,204 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 5,205 – Warsaw, Poland
  • 5,210 – Prague, Czech Republic
  • 5,222 – Easter Island
  • 5,237 – Zurich, Switzerland
  • 5,285 – Madrid, Spain
  • 5,365 – Vienna, Austria
  • 5,396 – Beijing, China
  • 5,464 – Budapest, Hungary
  • 5,525 – Casablanca, Morocco
  • 5,661 – Rome, Italy
  • 5,664 – Hagatna, Guam (USA)
  • 5,705 – Shanghai, China
  • 5,907 – Tunis, Tunisia
  • 6,041 – Taipei, Taiwan
  • 6,063 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 6,160 – Athens, Greece
  • 6,445 – Santiago, Chile
  • 6,465 – Hong Kong
  • 6,638 – Manila, Philippines
  • 6,664 – Tehran, Iran
  • 6,673 – Damascus, Syria
  • 6,774 – Jerusalem, Israel
  • 6,781 – Baghdad, Iraq
  • 6,822 – Cairo, Egypt
  • 6,893 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 6,902 – Mount Everest
  • 6,913 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 7,000 – Auckland, New Zealand
  • 7,028 – New Dehli, India
  • 7,357 – Accra, Ghana
  • 7,439 – Bangkok, Thailand
  • 7,449 – Lagos, Nigeria
  • 7,538 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 7,729 – Mumbai, India
  • 7,744 – Sydney, Australia
  • 8,033 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 8,311 – Hobart, Tasmania
  • 8,354 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 8,366 – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 8,535 – Kinshasha, Congo
  • 8,709 – Luanda, Angola
  • 8,920 – Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 8,996 – Nairobi, Kenya
  • 9,240 – Perth, Australia
  • 9,408 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 10,200 – Cape Town, South Africa
  • 10,249 – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 10,365 – Antananarivo, Madagascar

SOURCE: Almost all of these distances were collected though Google search results.

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