# How far is Cape Town from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) is 2540 miles / 4087 kilometers / 2207 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Cape Town (CPT) is 3252 miles / 5233 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 63 hours 49 minutes.

2540
Miles
4087
Kilometers
2207
Nautical miles
5 h 18 min
280 kg

## Distance from Nairobi to Cape Town

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2539.604 miles
• 4087.097 kilometers
• 2206.856 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
• 2547.661 miles
• 4100.063 kilometers
• 2213.857 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 Nairobi to Cape Town?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 5 hours and 18 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Cape Town generates about 280 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 280 kilograms equals 617 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

## Airport information

Origin Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: NBO
ICAO Code: HKJK
Coordinates: 1°19′9″S, 36°55′40″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