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Distance between London (LHR) and Cape Town (CPT)

Flight distance from London to Cape Town (London Heathrow Airport – Cape Town International Airport) is 5994 miles / 9646 kilometers / 5209 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 50 minutes.

London – Cape Town

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How far is Cape Town from London?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 11 hours 50 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between London and Cape Town is 2 hours. Cape Town is 2 hours ahead of London.
London time to Cape Town time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from London to Cape Town generates about 716 kg of CO2 per passenger, 716 kilograms is equal to 1 578 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from London to Cape Town

Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Airport information

Origin London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W
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 London (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT)

American Airlines
British Airways