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

Distance from Cape Town to London (Cape Town International Airport – Heathrow Airport) is 5994 miles / 9646 kilometers / 5209 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 11 hours 50 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cape Town and London is 2 hours. London is 2 hours behind Cape Town.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 724 kg (1 597 pounds).

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 Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W

Map

Cape Town to London flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cape Town (CPT) → London (LHR).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5994

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