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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Nelson (NSN)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Nelson (Christchurch Airport – Nelson Airport) is 155 miles / 250 kilometers / 135 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Nelson (NSN) is 257 miles / 414 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 18 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Christchurch to Nelson.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Nelson Airport (NSN).

How far is Nelson from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 155.287 miles
  • 249.910 kilometers
  • 134.941 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
  • 155.417 miles
  • 250.120 kilometers
  • 135.054 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 Nelson Airport
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: NSN
ICAO Code: NZNS
Coordinates: 41°17′53″S, 173°13′15″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Nelson.

Time Difference

Christchurch

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Nelson

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 48 kg (106 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Nelson (NSN).

Distance:
155
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
155

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