Distance from New Zealand to Samoa

Name New Zealand Samoa
Country flag Flag of New Zealand Flag of Samoa
Country ISO code NZ / NZL WS / WSM
Continent Oceania Oceania
Continent code OC OC
Capital Wellington Apia
Total cities 1321 116
Cost of living Cost of living in New Zealand Cost of living in Samoa
DD coordinates -43.374488 / 172.466271 -13.758311 / -172.104768
DMS coordinates -43°22'28.16" S / 172°27'58.57" E -13°45'29.92" S / -172°06'17.16" W
UTM coordinates 59G 618785.67418164 5196553.6153804 2L 380565.03888586 8478729.170016
Time zone Pacific/Auckland Pacific/Apia
Airports Airports in New Zealand: 148 Airports in Samoa: 3
Straight distance from New Zealand to Samoa is 3608 kilometers (2242 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is New Zealand from Samoa, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -43.374488 / 172.466271 (NZ) and -13.758311 / -172.104768 (WS).


When trying to get from New Zealand to Samoa, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 3608 km / 2242 mil. Surely, both NZ and WS 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 -43.374488 / 172.466271 and the arrival coordinates of -13.758311 / -172.104768.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from New Zealand to Samoa is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 4 hours, 17 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 New Zealand to Samoa? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Reverse direction from Samoa to New Zealand.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from New Zealand (NZ)
Arrives in Samoa (WS)
New Zealand to Samoa distance 3608 km / 2242 mil
Avg car duration 40 hours, 5 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 60 hours, 7 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 36 hours, 4 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 0 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 NZ and WS is 3608 kilometers = 2242 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 NZ to WS is 3608 kilometers = 2242 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to WS takes approximately 4 hours, 0 minutes.
It will take you about 60 hours, 7 minutes to drive from New Zealand (NZ) to Samoa (WS), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering New Zealand from Samoa.