Distance from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town

Distance is 6067 kilometers or 3770 miles or 3276 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 Cape Town

Map – Shortest path between Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town
  • Location for Rio de Janeiro
  • Location for Cape Town

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:116.2°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:84.4°EastEast

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Heading from Cape Town

Latitude: 33° 55' South
Longitude: 18° 25' East
Initial heading:264.4°WestWest
Final heading:296.2°West-northwestWest-northwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil - Rio de Janeiro)Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:56:07 PM
Cape Town (South Africa)Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:56:07 AM

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