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Distance between Nelson (NSN) and Christchurch (CHC)

Flight distance from Nelson to Christchurch (Nelson Airport – Christchurch Airport) is 155 miles / 250 kilometers / 135 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Nelson (NSN) to Christchurch (CHC) is 256 miles / 412 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 37 minutes.

Nelson – Christchurch

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155
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135
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How far is Christchurch from Nelson?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 155.287 miles
  • 249.910 kilometers
  • 134.941 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
  • 155.417 miles
  • 250.120 kilometers
  • 135.054 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Nelson Airport to Christchurch Airport is 47 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Nelson and Christchurch.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Nelson to Christchurch generates about 48 kg of CO2 per passenger, 48 kilograms is equal to 106 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Nelson to Christchurch

Shortest flight path between Nelson Airport (NSN) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

Airport information

Origin 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
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

Airlines flying from Nelson (NSN) to Christchurch (CHC)

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