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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and New Plymouth (NPL)

Flight distance from Christchurch to New Plymouth (Christchurch Airport – New Plymouth Airport) is 321 miles / 516 kilometers / 279 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to New Plymouth (NPL) is 501 miles / 806 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 35 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Christchurch to New Plymouth.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and New Plymouth Airport (NPL).

How far is New Plymouth from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 320.872 miles
  • 516.394 kilometers
  • 278.830 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
  • 321.179 miles
  • 516.888 kilometers
  • 279.097 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 New Plymouth Airport
City: New Plymouth
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: NPL
ICAO Code: NZNP
Coordinates: 39°0′30″S, 174°10′44″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and New Plymouth.

Time Difference

Christchurch

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New Plymouth

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 72 kg (159 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → New Plymouth (NPL).

Distance:
321
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
321

Round trip?