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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Palmerston North (PMR)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Palmerston North (Christchurch Airport – Palmerston North Airport) is 270 miles / 435 kilometers / 235 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Palmerston North (PMR) is 361 miles / 581 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 39 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Christchurch to Palmerston North.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Palmerston North Airport (PMR).

How far is Palmerston North from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 270.377 miles
  • 435.129 kilometers
  • 234.951 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
  • 270.330 miles
  • 435.054 kilometers
  • 234.910 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 Palmerston North Airport
City: Palmerston North
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: PMR
ICAO Code: NZPM
Coordinates: 40°19′14″S, 175°37′1″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Palmerston North.

Time Difference

Christchurch

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Palmerston North

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 65 kg (143 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Palmerston North (PMR).

Distance:
270
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
270

Round trip?