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How far is Nelson from Gisborne?

The distance between Gisborne (Gisborne Airport) and Nelson (Nelson Airport) is 311 miles / 501 kilometers / 270 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Gisborne (GIS) to Nelson (NSN) is 462 miles / 744 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 41 minutes.

Gisborne Airport – Nelson Airport

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Distance from Gisborne to Nelson

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 311.044 miles
  • 500.577 kilometers
  • 270.290 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
  • 310.687 miles
  • 500.002 kilometers
  • 269.979 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 Nelson?

The estimated flight time from Gisborne Airport to Nelson Airport is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

What is the time difference between Gisborne and Nelson?

There is no time difference between Gisborne and Nelson.

Flight carbon footprint between Gisborne Airport (GIS) and Nelson Airport (NSN)

On average, flying from Gisborne to Nelson generates about 71 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 71 kilograms equals 156 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 Nelson

Shortest flight path between Gisborne Airport (GIS) and Nelson Airport (NSN).

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 Nelson Airport
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: NSN
ICAO Code: NZNS
Coordinates: 41°17′53″S, 173°13′15″E