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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Wellington (WLG)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Wellington (Christchurch Airport – Wellington International Airport) is 189 miles / 304 kilometers / 164 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 51 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Wellington (WLG) is 277 miles / 446 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 55 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Wellington International Airport (WLG).

How far is Wellington from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 189.166 miles
  • 304.434 kilometers
  • 164.381 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
  • 189.099 miles
  • 304.325 kilometers
  • 164.322 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 Wellington International Airport
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: WLG
ICAO Code: NZWN
Coordinates: 41°19′37″S, 174°48′17″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Wellington.

Time Difference

Christchurch

 NZDT

Wellington

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 53 kg (117 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Wellington (WLG).

Distance:
189
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
189

Round trip?