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Distance between Port Elizabeth (PLZ) and Richards Bay (RCB)

Flight distance from Port Elizabeth to Richards Bay (Port Elizabeth International Airport – Richards Bay Airport) is 526 miles / 847 kilometers / 457 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 29 minutes.

Driving distance from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Richards Bay (RCB) is 678 miles / 1091 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 17 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Port Elizabeth to Richards Bay.

Shortest flight path between Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) and Richards Bay Airport (RCB).

How far is Richards Bay from Port Elizabeth?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 526.100 miles
  • 846.675 kilometers
  • 457.168 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
  • 526.252 miles
  • 846.921 kilometers
  • 457.301 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 Richards Bay Airport
City: Richards Bay
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: RCB
ICAO Code: FARB
Coordinates: 28°44′27″S, 32°5′31″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay.

Time Difference

Port Elizabeth

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Richards Bay

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 102 kg (226 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Port Elizabeth (PLZ) → Richards Bay (RCB).

Distance:
526
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
526

Round trip?