Distance from Boston to Rio de Janeiro

Distance is 7780 kilometers or 4834 miles or 4201 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 Boston and Rio de Janeiro

Map - Shortest path between Boston and Rio de Janeiro
  • Location for Boston
  • Location for Rio de Janeiro
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 Boston

Latitude: 42° 21' North
Longitude: 71° 03' West
Initial heading:152.8°South-southeastSouth-southeast
Final heading:158.5°South-southeastSouth-southeast
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Heading from Rio de Janeiro

Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 43° 11' West
Initial heading:338.5°North-northwestNorth-northwest
Final heading:332.8°North-northwestNorth-northwest
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Boston(U.S.A. - Massachusetts)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:40:42 PM
Rio de Janeiro(Brazil - Rio de Janeiro)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:40:42 PM

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