Distance from Canada to Antarctica

Name Canada Antarctica
Country flag Flag of Canada Flag of Antarctica
Country ISO code CA / CAN AQ / ATA
Continent North America Antarctica
Continent code NA AN
Capital Ottawa -
Total cities 2920 -
Cost of living Cost of living in Canada -
DD coordinates 56.000000 / -96.000000 -69.635415 / 0.000000
DMS coordinates 56°00'0.00" N / -96°00'0.00" W -69°38'7.50" S / 0°00'0.00" E
UTM coordinates 15V 312928.56088889 6210141.3274931 31D 383528.47806894 2271924.1013978
Time zone America/Toronto -
Airports Airports in Canada: 1350 Airports in Antarctica: 31
Straight distance from Canada to Antarctica is 15890 kilometers (9873 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Canada from Antarctica, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 56.000000 / -96.000000 (CA) and -69.635415 / 0.000000 (AQ).


When trying to get from Canada to Antarctica, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 15890 km / 9873 mil. Surely, both CA and AQ 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 56.000000 / -96.000000 and the arrival coordinates of -69.635415 / 0.000000.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Canada to Antarctica is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 18 hours, 54 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 Canada to Antarctica? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Canada (CA)
Arrives in Antarctica (AQ)
Canada to Antarctica distance 15890 km / 9873 mil
Avg car duration 176 hours, 33 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 264 hours, 49 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 158 hours, 53 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 17 hours, 39 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 CA and AQ is 15890 kilometers = 9873 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 CA to AQ is 15890 kilometers = 9873 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to AQ takes approximately 17 hours, 39 minutes.
It will take you about 264 hours, 49 minutes to drive from Canada (CA) to Antarctica (AQ), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Canada from Antarctica.