Distance from South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands

Name South Africa Northern Mariana Islands
Country flag Flag of South Africa Flag of Northern Mariana Islands
Country ISO code ZA / ZAF MP / MNP
Continent Africa Oceania
Continent code AF OC
Capital Pretoria Saipan
Total cities 3676 77
Cost of living Cost of living in South Africa Cost of living in Northern Mariana Islands
DD coordinates -28.479263 / 24.672714 15.106390 / 145.706524
DMS coordinates -28°28'45.35" S / 24°40'21.77" E 15°06'23.00" N / 145°42'23.49" E
UTM coordinates 35J 272161.29997692 6847498.1578986 55P 361000.43367362 1670502.1576448
Time zone Africa/Johannesburg Pacific/Saipan
Airports Airports in South Africa: 502 Airports in Northern Mariana Islands: 4
Straight distance from South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands is 13808 kilometers (8580 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is South Africa from Northern Mariana Islands, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -28.479263 / 24.672714 (ZA) and 15.106390 / 145.706524 (MP).


When trying to get from South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 13808 km / 8580 mil. Surely, both ZA and MP 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 -28.479263 / 24.672714 and the arrival coordinates of 15.106390 / 145.706524.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 16 hours, 26 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 South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Reverse direction from Northern Mariana Islands to South Africa.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from South Africa (ZA)
Arrives in Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
South Africa to Northern Mariana Islands distance 13808 km / 8580 mil
Avg car duration 153 hours, 25 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 230 hours, 7 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 138 hours, 4 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 15 hours, 20 minutes (900 km/h)

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

South Africa and Northern Mariana Islands on map

People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between ZA and MP is 13808 kilometers = 8580 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 ZA to MP is 13808 kilometers = 8580 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to MP takes approximately 15 hours, 20 minutes.
It will take you about 230 hours, 7 minutes to drive from South Africa (ZA) to Northern Mariana Islands (MP), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering South Africa from Northern Mariana Islands.