# How far is Umtata from Richards Bay?

The distance between Richards Bay (Richards Bay Airport) and Umtata (Mthatha Airport) is 281 miles / 453 kilometers / 245 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Richards Bay (RCB) to Umtata (UTT) is 383 miles / 616 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 7 hours 11 minutes.

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## Distance from Richards Bay to Umtata

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 281.476 miles
• 452.992 kilometers
• 244.596 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
• 281.593 miles
• 453.180 kilometers
• 244.697 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 Umtata?

The estimated flight time from Richards Bay Airport to Mthatha Airport is 1 hour and 1 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Richards Bay Airport (RCB) and Mthatha Airport (UTT)

On average, flying from Richards Bay to Umtata generates about 66 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 66 kilograms equals 146 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 Umtata

See the map of the shortest flight path between Richards Bay Airport (RCB) and Mthatha Airport (UTT).

## Airport information

Origin Richards Bay Airport
City: Richards Bay
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: RCB
ICAO Code: FARB
Coordinates: 28°44′27″S, 32°5′31″E
Destination Mthatha Airport
City: Umtata
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: UTT
ICAO Code: FAUT
Coordinates: 31°32′52″S, 28°40′27″E