Distance from Cape Town to Washington DC

Distance is 12701 kilometers or 7893 miles or 6858 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 Washington DC

Map - Shortest path between Cape Town and Washington DC
  • Location for Cape Town
  • Location for Washington DC
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:301.8°West-northwestWest-northwest
Final heading:295.0°West-northwestWest-northwest
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Heading from Washington DC

Latitude: 38° 54' North
Longitude: 77° 02' West
Initial heading:115.0°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:121.8°East-southeastEast-southeast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Cape Town(South Africa)Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:02:50 PM
Washington DC(U.S.A. - District of Columbia)Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:02:50 AM

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