Distance from Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg

Distance is 7130 kilometers or 4431 miles or 3850 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg

Map - Shortest path between Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg
  • Location for Rio de Janeiro
  • Location for Johannesburg
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Rio de Janeiro

Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 43° 11' West
Initial heading:109.1°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:75.9°East-northeastEast-northeast

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Heading from Johannesburg

Latitude: 26° 12' South
Longitude: 28° 03' East
Initial heading:255.9°West-southwestWest-southwest
Final heading:289.1°West-northwestWest-northwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil - Rio de Janeiro)Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:16:49 AM
Johannesburg (South Africa)Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:16:49 PM

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