# How far is Cape Town from Rio De Janeiro?

The distance between Rio De Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport) and Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) is 3789 miles / 6097 kilometers / 3292 nautical miles.

3789
Miles
6097
Kilometers
3292
Nautical miles
7 h 40 min
430 kg

## Distance from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 3788.634 miles
• 6097.215 kilometers
• 3292.233 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 3782.366 miles
• 6087.128 kilometers
• 3286.786 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 Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town?

The estimated flight time from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 7 hours and 40 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Rio De Janeiro and Cape Town?

The time difference between Rio De Janeiro and Cape Town is 5 hours. Cape Town is 5 hours ahead of Rio De Janeiro.

## Flight carbon footprint between Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average, flying from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town generates about 430 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 430 kilograms equals 948 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town

See the map of the shortest flight path between Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

## Airport information

Origin Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport
City: Rio De Janeiro
Country: Brazil
IATA Code: GIG
ICAO Code: SBGL
Coordinates: 22°48′35″S, 43°15′2″W
Destination Cape Town International Airport
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: CPT
ICAO Code: FACT
Coordinates: 33°57′53″S, 18°36′6″E