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

Flight distance from Cape Town to London (Cape Town International Airport – Luton Airport) is 6020 miles / 9688 kilometers / 5231 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 53 minutes.

Cape Town – London

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6020
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9688
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5231
Nautical miles

How far is London from Cape Town?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 6019.774 miles
  • 9687.887 kilometers
  • 5231.040 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
  • 6041.231 miles
  • 9722.418 kilometers
  • 5249.686 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 to London is 11 hours 53 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Cape Town time to London time converter

Time in Cape Town: 00:00 ⇆ Time in London: 00:00

Current local times

Cape Town

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London

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Cape Town to London generates about 719 kg of CO2 per passenger, 719 kilograms is equal to 1 586 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Cape Town to London

Shortest flight path between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and Luton Airport (LTN).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Luton Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LTN
ICAO Code: EGGW
Coordinates: 51°52′28″N, 0°22′5″W