Distance from Cape Town to Amsterdam

Distance is 9650 kilometers or 5996 miles or 5211 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 Amsterdam

Map – Shortest path between Cape Town and Amsterdam
  • Location for Cape Town
  • Location for Amsterdam

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:351.8°NorthNorth
Final heading:348.8°NorthNorth

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Heading from Amsterdam

Latitude: 52° 22' North
Longitude: 4° 54' East
Initial heading:168.8°SouthSouth
Final heading:171.8°SouthSouth

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Cape Town (South Africa)Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:46:05 PM
Amsterdam (Netherlands)Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:46:05 PM

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