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How far is Christchurch from Palmerston North?

The distance between Palmerston North (Palmerston North Airport) and Christchurch (Christchurch Airport) is 270 miles / 435 kilometers / 235 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Palmerston North (PMR) to Christchurch (CHC) is 362 miles / 582 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 7 minutes.

Palmerston North Airport – Christchurch Airport

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Distance from Palmerston North to Christchurch

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 270.377 miles
  • 435.129 kilometers
  • 234.951 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
  • 270.330 miles
  • 435.054 kilometers
  • 234.910 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 Palmerston North to Christchurch?

The estimated flight time from Palmerston North Airport to Christchurch Airport is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

What is the time difference between Palmerston North and Christchurch?

There is no time difference between Palmerston North and Christchurch.

Flight carbon footprint between Palmerston North Airport (PMR) and Christchurch Airport (CHC)

On average, flying from Palmerston North to Christchurch generates about 65 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 65 kilograms equals 143 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Palmerston North to Christchurch

Shortest flight path between Palmerston North Airport (PMR) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

Airport information

Origin Palmerston North Airport
City: Palmerston North
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: PMR
ICAO Code: NZPM
Coordinates: 40°19′14″S, 175°37′1″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 Palmerston North (PMR) to Christchurch (CHC)

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