# How far is Cape Town from Johannesburg?

The distance between Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) is 789 miles / 1271 kilometers / 686 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT) is 879 miles / 1414 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 15 hours 24 minutes.

789
Miles
1271
Kilometers
686
Nautical miles
1 h 59 min
134 kg

## Distance from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 789.497 miles
• 1270.571 kilometers
• 686.054 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
• 789.806 miles
• 1271.070 kilometers
• 686.323 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town?

The estimated flight time from OR Tambo International Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average, flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town generates about 134 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 134 kilograms equals 295 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Johannesburg to Cape Town

See the map of the shortest flight path between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

## Airport information

Origin OR Tambo International Airport
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: JNB
ICAO Code: FAOR
Coordinates: 26°8′21″S, 28°14′45″E
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