Distance between Calgary AB and Nelson BC
The distance from Calgary to Nelson is 650 kilometers by road including 58 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 23 minutes and goes through Cranbrook, McKenzie Towne, Seton, Heritage Pointe, High River, Nanton and Claresholm.
|Shortest distance by air||288 km ✈️|
|Car route length||650 km 🚗|
|Driving time||7 h 23 min|
|Fuel amount||52 L|
|Fuel cost||61.9 CAD|
|Calgary||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
2 22 km, 14 min
|McKenzie Towne||22 km||14 min||1.6 L|
2 5 km, 02 min
|Seton||27 km||16 min||1.9 L|
2 6 km, 03 min
|Heritage Pointe||33 km||19 min||2.4 L|
2 31 km, 17 min
|High River||64 km||37 min||4.7 L|
2 28 km, 18 min
|Nanton||92 km||56 min||7.2 L|
2 34 km, 23 min
|Claresholm||125 km||1 h 20 min||7.5 L|
2 3 121 km, 1 h 22 min
|Hillcrest||246 km||2 h 42 min||19.5 L|
3 174 km, 2 h 02 min
|Cranbrook||420 km||4 h 45 min||33.4 L|
3 230 km, 2 h 38 min
|Nelson||650 km||7 h 23 min||49.7 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Calgary to Nelson?
Fuel cost: 61.9 CAD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 650 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.19 CAD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Calgary to Nelson?
Driving time: 7 h 23 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 32 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 17 min
- 24 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 14 min
- 511 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 5 h 40 min
- 48 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 36 min
- 10 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 8 min
- 16 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 16 min
- 9 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 10 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Calgary to Nelson by land?
The distance between Calgary and Nelson is 650 km by road including 58 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Calgary and Nelson respectively.
How far is Calgary to Nelson by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Calgary and Nelson is 288 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Calgary and Nelson respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Calgary from Nelson by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 21 min to cover the distance of 288 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 18 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Calgary to Nelson?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 12 min to cover the distance of 288 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 22 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Calgary and Nelson?
The halfway point between Calgary and Nelson is Fernie. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Calgary in relation to Nelson?
Calgary is located 288 km north-east of Nelson.
Calgary has geographic coordinates: latitude 51.05342, longitude -114.06259.
Nelson has geographic coordinates: latitude 49.49489, longitude -117.29004.
Which highway goes from Calgary to Nelson?
The route from Calgary to Nelson follows 3, 2.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- 95: 78 km
- 93: 55 km
- 6: 54 km
- 21: 4 km
- 533: 1 km
- 2A: 1 km