Distance from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

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 Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro

Map - Shortest path between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro
  • Location for Cape Town
  • 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 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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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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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Cape Town(South Africa)Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:19:50 PM
Rio de Janeiro(Brazil - Rio de Janeiro)Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:19:50 AM

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