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Distance between Queenstown (ZQN) and Christchurch (CHC)

Flight distance from Queenstown to Christchurch (Queenstown Airport – Christchurch Airport) is 216 miles / 347 kilometers / 188 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 54 minutes.

Driving distance from Queenstown (ZQN) to Christchurch (CHC) is 295 miles / 474 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 51 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Queenstown to Christchurch.

Shortest flight path between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

How far is Christchurch from Queenstown?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Queenstown and Christchurch. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 215.865 miles
  • 347.401 kilometers
  • 187.582 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
  • 215.451 miles
  • 346.734 kilometers
  • 187.222 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).

Airport information


A Queenstown Airport
City: Queenstown
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: ZQN
ICAO Code: NZQN
Coordinates: 45°1′15″S, 168°44′20″E

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Queenstown and Christchurch.

Time Difference

Queenstown

 NZDT

Christchurch

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 57 kg (125 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Queenstown (ZQN) → Christchurch (CHC).

Distance:
216
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
216

Round trip?