# How far is Johannesburg from Cape Town?

The distance between Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) and Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) is 789 miles / 1271 kilometers / 686 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) is 880 miles / 1416 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 15 hours 24 minutes.

789
Miles
1271
Kilometers
686
Nautical miles
1 h 59 min
134 kg

## Distance from Cape Town to Johannesburg

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 789.497 miles
• 1270.571 kilometers
• 686.054 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
• 789.806 miles
• 1271.070 kilometers
• 686.323 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 Cape Town to Johannesburg?

The estimated flight time from Cape Town International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

On average, flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg generates about 134 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 134 kilograms equals 295 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Cape Town to Johannesburg

See the map of the shortest flight path between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

## Airport information

Origin Cape Town International Airport
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: CPT
ICAO Code: FACT
Coordinates: 33°57′53″S, 18°36′6″E
Destination OR Tambo International Airport
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: JNB
ICAO Code: FAOR
Coordinates: 26°8′21″S, 28°14′45″E