Map of flight path from Cape Town to London.
Shortest flight path between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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)
- 5993.979 miles
- 9646.374 kilometers
- 5208.626 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
- 6015.437 miles
- 9680.907 kilometers
- 5227.272 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Cape Town and London is 2 hours. London is 2 hours behind Cape Town.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 716 kg (1 578 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Cape Town (CPT) → London (LHR).