Distance from Cape Town to Melbourne

Distance is 10337 kilometers or 6423 miles or 5581 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 Cape Town and Melbourne

Map - Shortest path between Cape Town and Melbourne
  • Location for Cape Town
  • Location for Melbourne
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 Cape Town

Latitude: 33° 55' South
Longitude: 18° 25' East
Initial heading:140.5°SoutheastSoutheast
Final heading:41.9°NortheastNortheast
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Heading from Melbourne

Latitude: 37° 49' South
Longitude: 144° 58' East
Initial heading:221.9°SouthwestSouthwest
Final heading:320.5°NorthwestNorthwest
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Cape Town(South Africa)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:02:22 AM
Melbourne(Australia - Victoria)Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:02:22 PM

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