Distance from Benin to Mauritania

Name Benin Mauritania
Country flag Flag of Benin Flag of Mauritania
Country ISO code BJ / BEN MR / MRT
Continent Africa Africa
Continent code AF AF
Capital - Nouakchott
Total cities 551 38
Cost of living Cost of living in Benin Cost of living in Mauritania
DD coordinates 9.321721 / 2.310005 21.007859 / -10.951734
DMS coordinates 9°19'18.20" N / 2°18'36.02" E 21°00'28.29" N / -10°57'6.24" W
UTM coordinates 31P 424226.35771313 1030495.0185981 29Q 297139.87292348 2324256.3888579
Time zone - Africa/Nouakchott
Airports Airports in Benin: 10 Airports in Mauritania: 20
Straight distance from Benin to Mauritania is 1925 kilometers (1196 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Benin from Mauritania, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 9.321721 / 2.310005 (BJ) and 21.007859 / -10.951734 (MR).


When trying to get from Benin to Mauritania, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 1925 km / 1196 mil. Surely, both BJ and MR are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 9.321721 / 2.310005 and the arrival coordinates of 21.007859 / -10.951734.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Benin to Mauritania is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 2 hours, 17 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Benin to Mauritania? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Reverse direction from Mauritania to Benin.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Benin (BJ)
Arrives in Mauritania (MR)
Benin to Mauritania distance 1925 km / 1196 mil
Avg car duration 21 hours, 23 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 32 hours, 4 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 19 hours, 14 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 2 hours, 8 minutes (900 km/h)

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

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between BJ and MR is 1925 kilometers = 1196 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 BJ to MR is 1925 kilometers = 1196 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to MR takes approximately 2 hours, 8 minutes.
It will take you about 32 hours, 4 minutes to drive from Benin (BJ) to Mauritania (MR), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Benin from Mauritania.