The flight distance from Chicago, Illinois to Cape Town, South Africa is:

8,487 miles / 13 658 km

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Distance from Chicago, IL to Cape Town, South Africa

The total distance from Chicago, IL to Cape Town, South Africa is 8,487 miles.

This is equivalent to 13 658 kilometers or 7,375 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois.
It ends in Cape Town, South Africa.

Your flight direction from Chicago, IL to Cape Town, South Africa is East (108 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from Chicago, IL 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.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
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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