Distance from Maldives to New Zealand

Name Maldives New Zealand
Country flag Flag of Maldives Flag of New Zealand
Country ISO code MV / MDV NZ / NZL
Continent Asia Oceania
Continent code AS OC
Capital Male Wellington
Total cities 25 1321
Cost of living Cost of living in Maldives Cost of living in New Zealand
DD coordinates 1.977247 / 73.536103 -43.374488 / 172.466271
DMS coordinates 1°58'38.09" N / 73°32'9.97" E -43°22'28.16" S / 172°27'58.57" E
UTM coordinates 43N 337183.5056654 218617.83814314 59G 618785.67418164 5196553.6153804
Time zone Indian/Maldives Pacific/Auckland
Airports Airports in Maldives: 16 Airports in New Zealand: 148
Miles from Maldives to New Zealand: 6760
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There are many ways to find how far is Maldives from New Zealand, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 1.977247 / 73.536103 (MV) and -43.374488 / 172.466271 (NZ).


When trying to get from Maldives to New Zealand, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 10880 km / 6760 mil. Surely, both MV 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 1.977247 / 73.536103 and the arrival coordinates of -43.374488 / 172.466271.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Maldives to New Zealand is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 12 hours, 57 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 Maldives to New Zealand? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Maldives (MV)
Arrives in New Zealand (NZ)
Distance between Maldives and New Zealand 10880 km / 6760 mil
Avg car duration 120 hours, 53 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 181 hours, 19 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 108 hours, 47 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 12 hours, 5 minutes (900 km/h)

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

Maldives and New Zealand on map

People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between MV and NZ is 10880 kilometers = 6760 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 MV to NZ is 10880 kilometers = 6760 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to NZ takes approximately 12 hours, 5 minutes.
It will take you about 181 hours, 19 minutes to drive from Maldives (MV) to New Zealand (NZ), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Maldives from New Zealand.
Reverse direction from New Zealand to Maldives.