Map of flight path from London to Cape Town.
Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
How far is Cape Town from London?
There are several ways to calculate distances between London and Cape Town. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 5993.979 miles
- 9646.374 kilometers
- 5208.626 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
- 6015.437 miles
- 9680.907 kilometers
- 5227.272 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between London and Cape Town is 2 hours. Cape Town is 2 hours ahead of London.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 716 kg (1 578 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
London (LHR) → Cape Town (CPT).