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Distance between East London (ELS) and Cape Town (CPT)

Flight distance from East London to Cape Town (East London Airport – Cape Town International Airport) is 536 miles / 863 kilometers / 466 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Driving distance from East London (ELS) to Cape Town (CPT) is 629 miles / 1013 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 42 minutes.

East London – Cape Town

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536
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863
Kilometers
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466
Nautical miles

How far is Cape Town from East London?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 536.247 miles
  • 863.006 kilometers
  • 465.986 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
  • 535.137 miles
  • 861.220 kilometers
  • 465.021 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 East London to Cape Town?

Estimated flight time from East London Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 1 hour 30 minutes.

What is the time difference between East London and Cape Town?

There is no time difference between East London and Cape Town.

Flight carbon footprint between East London Airport (ELS) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average flying from East London to Cape Town generates about 104 kg of CO2 per passenger, 104 kilograms is equal to 229 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from East London to Cape Town

Shortest flight path between East London Airport (ELS) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Airport information

Origin East London Airport
City: East London
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: ELS
ICAO Code: FAEL
Coordinates: 33°2′8″S, 27°49′33″E
Destination 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

Airlines flying from East London (ELS) to Cape Town (CPT)

South African Airways