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Travel time from Cape Town to Union (New Jersey)


Cape Town to Union (New Jersey) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Cape Town to Union (New Jersey)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Union (New Jersey), you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Wednesday, 3:01 pm:  start in Cape Town
drive for about 34 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:00 pm at the latest

3:35 pm:  Cape Town International (CPT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 4:30 pm

3:50 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

4:20 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

4:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

4:50 pm:  board British Airways Plc flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

5:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CPT
fly for about 2 hours in the air

6:20 pm (local time):  London Heathrow (LHR)
London, United Kingdom is 1 hour behind Cape Town, South Africa
so the time in Cape Town is actually 7:20 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:35 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

8:35 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours

8:50 pm (local time):  board British Airways Plc connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

9:00 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

9:15 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from JNB
fly for about 16.5 hours in the air

Thursday, 8:41 am (local time):  Newark Liberty International (EWR)
Union (New Jersey) is 5 hours behind London, United Kingdom
and 6 hours behind Cape Town
so the time in Cape Town is actually 2:41 pm
you actually arrive the day after you left
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

8:56 am (local time):  arrive at the gate at EWR
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 15 minutes to your destination

9:11 am (local time):  arrive in Union (New Jersey)

Total travel time: 24 hours

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Flying non-stop from Cape Town to Union (New Jersey)

How far is Union (New Jersey) from Cape Town? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 7,811 miles or 12570 km

Flight time: 16 hours, 7 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 24 hours, 10 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.5x faster, and saves you about 8 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Union (New Jersey) Airports
  1. Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Morristown Municipal Airport
  3. Teterboro Airport
  4. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  5. LaGuardia Airport
  6. Trenton-Mercer Airport
  7. Westchester County Airport



Alternate flights from Cape Town to Union (New Jersey)

The most common route is CPT to LHR, then connecting to EWR, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. CPT to LHR to EWR
    Cape Town International to London Heathrow to Newark Liberty International
  2. CPT to LHR to JFK
    Cape Town International to London Heathrow to John F. Kennedy International
  3. CPT to JNB to JFK
    Cape Town International to Oliver Reginald Tambo International to John F. Kennedy International
  4. CPT to AMS to JFK
    Cape Town International to Schiphol to John F. Kennedy International
  5. CPT to AMS to EWR
    Cape Town International to Schiphol to Newark Liberty International
  6. CPT to DXB to JFK
    Cape Town International to Dubai International to John F. Kennedy International
  7. CPT to DOH to JFK
    Cape Town International to Doha International to John F. Kennedy International


Airlines that fly to Union (New Jersey)

We picked British Airways Plc for your main flight, and British Airways Plc for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. British Airways Plc (BA)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. Iberia Air Lines Of Spain (IB)
  4. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  5. Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS)
  6. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  7. National Aviation Company of India Limited d/b/a Air India (AI)


Plan a trip to Union (New Jersey)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Union, New Jersey. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Union (New Jersey). If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be The Spotted Pig. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Union (New Jersey) like High Line Park. Click the button below to explore Union (New Jersey) in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Union (New Jersey) to Cape Town, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Cape Town, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Cape Town!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 7,811 miles
flight time of 16 hours, 7 minutes
Union (New Jersey) is 6 hours behind Cape Town
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