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How far is Christchurch from Gisborne?

The distance between Gisborne (Gisborne Airport) and Christchurch (Christchurch Airport) is 438 miles / 704 kilometers / 380 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 19 minutes.

Driving distance from Gisborne (GIS) to Christchurch (CHC) is 599 miles / 964 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 11 minutes.

Gisborne Airport – Christchurch Airport

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438
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Distance from Gisborne to Christchurch

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Gisborne to Christchurch. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 437.723 miles
  • 704.447 kilometers
  • 380.371 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 437.571 miles
  • 704.201 kilometers
  • 380.238 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).

How long does it take to fly from Gisborne to Christchurch?

The estimated flight time from Gisborne Airport to Christchurch Airport is 1 hour and 19 minutes.

What is the time difference between Gisborne and Christchurch?

There is no time difference between Gisborne and Christchurch.

Flight carbon footprint between Gisborne Airport (GIS) and Christchurch Airport (CHC)

On average, flying from Gisborne to Christchurch generates about 89 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 89 kilograms equals 197 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Gisborne to Christchurch

Shortest flight path between Gisborne Airport (GIS) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

Airport information

Origin Gisborne Airport
City: Gisborne
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: GIS
ICAO Code: NZGS
Coordinates: 38°39′47″S, 177°58′40″E
Destination 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