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Distance between Queenstown (ZQN) and Nelson (NSN)

Flight distance from Queenstown to Nelson (Queenstown Airport – Nelson Airport) is 342 miles / 551 kilometers / 298 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 8 minutes.

Driving distance from Queenstown (ZQN) to Nelson (NSN) is 498 miles / 801 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 17 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and Nelson Airport (NSN).

How far is Nelson from Queenstown?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 342.446 miles
  • 551.113 kilometers
  • 297.577 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
  • 342.218 miles
  • 550.746 kilometers
  • 297.379 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 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Queenstown and Nelson.

Time Difference

Queenstown

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Nelson

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 75 kg (166 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Queenstown (ZQN) → Nelson (NSN).

Distance:
342
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
342

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