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Distance between Johannesburg (QRA) and Cape Town (CPT)

Flight distance from Johannesburg to Cape Town (Rand Airport – Cape Town International Airport) is 780 miles / 1256 kilometers / 678 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Johannesburg (QRA) to Cape Town (CPT) is 869 miles / 1399 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 16 minutes.

Johannesburg – Cape Town

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780
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1256
Kilometers
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678
Nautical miles

How far is Cape Town from Johannesburg?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 780.300 miles
  • 1255.771 kilometers
  • 678.062 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
  • 780.597 miles
  • 1256.249 kilometers
  • 678.320 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Estimated flight time from Rand Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 1 hour 58 minutes.

What is the time difference between Johannesburg and Cape Town?

There is no time difference between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Flight carbon footprint between Rand Airport (QRA) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town generates about 133 kg of CO2 per passenger, 133 kilograms is equal to 293 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Shortest flight path between Rand Airport (QRA) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Airport information

Origin Rand Airport
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: QRA
ICAO Code: FAGM
Coordinates: 26°14′33″S, 28°9′4″E
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