Distance from Arcata (US) to Polokwane (ZA)

Name Arcata Polokwane
Country United States South Africa
Country ISO codes US / USA ZA / ZAF
Continent North America Africa
Continent code NA AF
DD coordinates 40.970913 / -124.106926 -23.916668 / 29.966667
Time zone America/Los_Angeles Africa/Johannesburg
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Straight distance from Arcata to Polokwane is 16951 kilometers (10533 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is Arcata from Polokwane, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 40.970913 / -124.106926 and -23.916668 / 29.966667.


When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far Arcata (US) from Polokwane (ZA) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Arcata to Polokwane amounts to 16951 km / 10533 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 40.970913 / -124.106926 and coordinates to -23.916668 / 29.966667.

The flight time of 20 hours, 10 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Arcata (US) to Polokwane (ZA) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/Los_Angeles / Africa/Johannesburg.

Reverse direction from Polokwane to Arcata.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Arcata (US)
Arrives in Polokwane (ZA)
Arcata to Polokwane distance 16951 km / 10533 mil
Avg car duration 188 hours, 20 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 282 hours, 31 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 169 hours, 30 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 18 hours, 50 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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The shortest distance between Arcata and Polokwane is 16951 kilometers = 10533 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from Arcata (40.970913 / -124.106926) to Polokwane (-23.916668 / 29.966667) is 10533 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Polokwane takes approximately 18 hours, 50 minutes.
It will take you about 282 hours, 31 minutes to drive from Arcata, US to Polokwane, ZA, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Polokwane.