# How far is Kirkwall from London?

The distance between London (London Gatwick Airport) and Kirkwall (Kirkwall Airport) is 551 miles / 886 kilometers / 479 nautical miles.

The driving distance from London (LGW) to Kirkwall (KOI) is 749 miles / 1205 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 14 hours 52 minutes.

551
Miles
886
Kilometers
479
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1 h 32 min
106 kg

## Distance from London to Kirkwall

There are several ways to calculate the distance from London to Kirkwall. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 550.758 miles
• 886.358 kilometers
• 478.595 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
• 550.074 miles
• 885.259 kilometers
• 478.002 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 London to Kirkwall?

The estimated flight time from London Gatwick Airport to Kirkwall Airport is 1 hour and 32 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Kirkwall Airport (KOI)

On average, flying from London to Kirkwall generates about 106 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 106 kilograms equals 234 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from London to Kirkwall

See the map of the shortest flight path between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Kirkwall Airport (KOI).

## Airport information

Origin London Gatwick Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: LGW
ICAO Code: EGKK
Coordinates: 51°8′53″N, 0°11′25″W
Destination Kirkwall Airport
City: Kirkwall
Country: United Kingdom
IATA Code: KOI
ICAO Code: EGPA
Coordinates: 58°57′28″N, 2°54′17″W