# How far is Christchurch from Whangarei?

The distance between Whangarei (Whangarei Airport) and Christchurch (Christchurch Airport) is 542 miles / 872 kilometers / 471 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Whangarei (WRE) to Christchurch (CHC) is 768 miles / 1236 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 21 hours 53 minutes.

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## Distance from Whangarei to Christchurch

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 541.535 miles
• 871.516 kilometers
• 470.581 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
• 542.281 miles
• 872.716 kilometers
• 471.229 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 Whangarei to Christchurch?

The estimated flight time from Whangarei Airport to Christchurch Airport is 1 hour and 31 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Whangarei Airport (WRE) and Christchurch Airport (CHC)

On average, flying from Whangarei to Christchurch generates about 105 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 105 kilograms equals 231 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Whangarei to Christchurch

See the map of the shortest flight path between Whangarei Airport (WRE) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

## Airport information

Origin Whangarei Airport
City: Whangarei
Country: New Zealand
IATA Code: WRE
ICAO Code: NZWR
Coordinates: 35°46′5″S, 174°21′54″E
Destination Christchurch Airport
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
IATA Code: CHC
ICAO Code: NZCH
Coordinates: 43°29′21″S, 172°31′55″E