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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Melbourne (MEL)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Melbourne (Christchurch Airport – Melbourne Airport) is 1503 miles / 2419 kilometers / 1306 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 20 minutes.

Map of flight path from Christchurch to Melbourne.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Melbourne Airport (MEL).

How far is Melbourne from Christchurch?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Christchurch and Melbourne. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1503.152 miles
  • 2419.088 kilometers
  • 1306.203 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 1499.763 miles
  • 2413.634 kilometers
  • 1303.258 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Christchurch Airport
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: CHC
ICAO Code: NZCH
Coordinates: 43°29′21″S, 172°31′55″E

B Melbourne Airport
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: MEL
ICAO Code: YMML
Coordinates: 37°40′23″S, 144°50′34″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Christchurch and Melbourne is 2 hours. Melbourne is 2 hours behind Christchurch.

Time Difference

Christchurch

 NZDT

Melbourne

 AEDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 180 kg (396 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Melbourne (MEL).

Distance:
1503
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1503

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