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Distance between Port Elizabeth (PLZ) and Cape Town (CPT)

Flight distance from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (Port Elizabeth International Airport – Cape Town International Airport) is 403 miles / 648 kilometers / 350 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Cape Town (CPT) is 460 miles / 740 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 26 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

Shortest flight path between Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

How far is Cape Town from Port Elizabeth?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 402.775 miles
  • 648.203 kilometers
  • 350.002 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
  • 401.904 miles
  • 646.801 kilometers
  • 349.245 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).

Airport information


A Port Elizabeth International Airport
City: Port Elizabeth
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: PLZ
ICAO Code: FAPE
Coordinates: 33°59′5″S, 25°37′2″E

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Time Difference

Port Elizabeth

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Cape Town

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 84 kg (186 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Port Elizabeth (PLZ) → Cape Town (CPT).

Distance:
403
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
403

Round trip?