# How far is Calama from Copiapo?

The distance between Copiapo (Desierto de Atacama Airport) and Calama (El Loa Airport) is 348 miles / 561 kilometers / 303 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Copiapo (CPO) to Calama (CJC) is 445 miles / 716 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 8 hours 46 minutes.

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## Distance from Copiapo to Calama

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Copiapo to Calama. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 348.329 miles
• 560.582 kilometers
• 302.690 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
• 349.442 miles
• 562.372 kilometers
• 303.657 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 Copiapo to Calama?

The estimated flight time from Desierto de Atacama Airport to El Loa Airport is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Desierto de Atacama Airport (CPO) and El Loa Airport (CJC)

On average, flying from Copiapo to Calama generates about 76 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 76 kilograms equals 168 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Copiapo to Calama

See the map of the shortest flight path between Desierto de Atacama Airport (CPO) and El Loa Airport (CJC).

## Airport information

Origin Desierto de Atacama Airport
City: Copiapo
Country: Chile
IATA Code: CPO
ICAO Code: SCAT
Coordinates: 27°15′40″S, 70°46′45″W
Destination El Loa Airport
City: Calama
Country: Chile
IATA Code: CJC
ICAO Code: SCCF
Coordinates: 22°29′53″S, 68°54′12″W