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Distance between Cape Town (CPT) and London (LGW)

Flight distance from Cape Town to London (Cape Town International Airport – London Gatwick Airport) is 5969 miles / 9607 kilometers / 5187 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 48 minutes.

Map of flight path from Cape Town to London.

Shortest flight path between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

How far is London from Cape Town?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Cape Town and London. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5969.332 miles
  • 9606.709 kilometers
  • 5187.208 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
  • 5990.817 miles
  • 9641.285 kilometers
  • 5205.878 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).

Airport information


A 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

B London Gatwick Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LGW
ICAO Code: EGKK
Coordinates: 51°8′53″N, 0°11′25″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cape Town and London is 1 hour. London is 1 hour behind Cape Town.

Time Difference

Cape Town

 SAST

London

 BST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 713 kg (1 571 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cape Town (CPT) → London (LGW).

Distance:
5969
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5969

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