The flight distance from New York, New York to Cape Town, South Africa is:

7,799 miles / 12 551 km

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Distance from New York, NY to Cape Town, South Africa

The total distance from New York, NY to Cape Town, South Africa is 7,799 miles.

This is equivalent to 12 551 kilometers or 6,777 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in New York, New York.
It ends in Cape Town, South Africa.

Your flight direction from New York, NY to Cape Town, South Africa is Southeast (116 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from New York, NY to Cape Town, South Africa. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies"). It uses the great circle formula to compute the total travel mileage.

New York, New York

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States
Category: cities

Cape Town, South Africa

City: Cape Town
Region: Western Cape
Country: South Africa
Category: cities

Flight distance calculator

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