Air Miles Calculator logo

Distance between Amsterdam (AMS) and Cape Town (CPT)

Flight distance from Amsterdam to Cape Town (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Cape Town International Airport) is 5997 miles / 9652 kilometers / 5212 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 51 minutes.

Amsterdam – Cape Town

Distance arrow
5997
Miles
Distance arrow
9652
Kilometers
Distance arrow
5212
Nautical miles

How far is Cape Town from Amsterdam?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5997.487 miles
  • 9652.020 kilometers
  • 5211.674 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 6019.285 miles
  • 9687.100 kilometers
  • 5230.616 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Amsterdam to Cape Town?

Estimated flight time from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Cape Town International Airport is 11 hours 51 minutes.

What is the time difference between Amsterdam and Cape Town?

There is no time difference between Amsterdam and Cape Town.

Flight carbon footprint between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average flying from Amsterdam to Cape Town generates about 716 kg of CO2 per passenger, 716 kilograms is equal to 1 579 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Amsterdam to Cape Town

Shortest flight path between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Airport information

Origin Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
City: Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands Flag of Netherlands
IATA Code: AMS
ICAO Code: EHAM
Coordinates: 52°18′30″N, 4°45′50″E
Destination Cape Town International Airport
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: CPT
ICAO Code: FACT
Coordinates: 33°57′53″S, 18°36′6″E

Airlines flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Cape Town (CPT)

Alitalia
KLM