Distance from Australia to New Zealand

Name Australia New Zealand
Country flag Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand
Country ISO code AU / AUS NZ / NZL
Continent Oceania Oceania
Continent code OC OC
Capital Canberra Wellington
Total cities 5609 1321
Cost of living Cost of living in Australia Cost of living in New Zealand
DD coordinates -26.439092 / 133.281323 -43.374488 / 172.466271
DMS coordinates -26°26'20.73" S / 133°16'52.76" E -43°22'28.16" S / 172°27'58.57" E
UTM coordinates 53J 328627.65305561 7074543.4108587 59G 618785.67418164 5196553.6153804
Time zone Australia/Canberra Pacific/Auckland
Airports Airports in Australia: 1749 Airports in New Zealand: 148
Straight distance from Australia to New Zealand is 3989 kilometers (2479 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Australia from New Zealand, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -26.439092 / 133.281323 (AU) and -43.374488 / 172.466271 (NZ).


When trying to get from Australia to New Zealand, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 3989 km / 2479 mil. Surely, both AU and NZ are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of -26.439092 / 133.281323 and the arrival coordinates of -43.374488 / 172.466271.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Australia to New Zealand is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 4 hours, 44 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Australia to New Zealand? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Australia (AU)
Arrives in New Zealand (NZ)
Australia to New Zealand distance 3989 km / 2479 mil
Avg car duration 44 hours, 19 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 66 hours, 29 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 39 hours, 53 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 25 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between AU and NZ is 3989 kilometers = 2479 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from AU to NZ is 3989 kilometers = 2479 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to NZ takes approximately 4 hours, 25 minutes.
It will take you about 66 hours, 29 minutes to drive from Australia (AU) to New Zealand (NZ), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Australia from New Zealand.