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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Queenstown (ZQN)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Queenstown (Christchurch Airport – Queenstown Airport) is 216 miles / 347 kilometers / 188 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 54 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN) is 293 miles / 471 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 47 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

How far is Queenstown from Christchurch?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 215.865 miles
  • 347.401 kilometers
  • 187.582 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
  • 215.451 miles
  • 346.734 kilometers
  • 187.222 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 Queenstown Airport
City: Queenstown
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: ZQN
ICAO Code: NZQN
Coordinates: 45°1′15″S, 168°44′20″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Queenstown.

Time Difference

Christchurch

 NZDT

Queenstown

 NZDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 57 kg (125 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Queenstown (ZQN).

Distance:
216
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
216

Round trip?