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How far is Cape Town from Richards Bay?

The distance between Richards Bay (Richards Bay Airport) and Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) is 874 miles / 1407 kilometers / 760 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Driving distance from Richards Bay (RCB) to Cape Town (CPT) is 1116 miles / 1796 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 56 minutes.

Richards Bay Airport – Cape Town International Airport

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Distance from Richards Bay to Cape Town

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 874.052 miles
  • 1406.650 kilometers
  • 759.530 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
  • 873.012 miles
  • 1404.976 kilometers
  • 758.626 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 Richards Bay to Cape Town?

The estimated flight time from Richards Bay Airport to Cape Town International Airport is 2 hours and 9 minutes.

What is the time difference between Richards Bay and Cape Town?

There is no time difference between Richards Bay and Cape Town.

Flight carbon footprint between Richards Bay Airport (RCB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

On average, flying from Richards Bay to Cape Town generates about 141 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 141 kilograms equals 312 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richards Bay to Cape Town

Shortest flight path between Richards Bay Airport (RCB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Airport information

Origin 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
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