# Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Whakatane (WHK)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Whakatane (Christchurch Airport – Whakatane Airport) is 448 miles / 721 kilometers / 389 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Whakatane (WHK) is 610 miles / 981 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 40 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Christchurch to Whakatane.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Whakatane Airport (WHK).

## How far is Whakatane from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 447.726 miles
• 720.545 kilometers
• 389.063 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
• 447.863 miles
• 720.766 kilometers
• 389.182 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
IATA Code: CHC
ICAO Code: NZCH
Coordinates: 43°29′21″S, 172°31′55″E

B Whakatane Airport
City: Whakatane
Country: New Zealand
IATA Code: WHK
ICAO Code: NZWK
Coordinates: 37°55′14″S, 176°54′50″E

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Whakatane.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 91 kg (200 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Whakatane (WHK).

Distance:
448
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
448

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