Antipode of Bern, Switzerland

The opposite side of the world to Bern is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 46.948, 7.447

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -46.948, -172.553


New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to Bern's antipodal point (457 km).

The antipodal city to Bern is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Bern is Waitangi.

The distance from Bern to Waitangi is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Bern

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Bern's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Bern.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 457 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Castlepoint, Wellington New Zealand 1,123 km (-40.900, 176.217)
Waipawa, Wellington New Zealand 1,133 km (-41.412, 175.515)
Masterton, Wellington New Zealand 1,155 km (-40.960, 175.658)
Otane, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,174 km (-39.883, 176.633)
Takapau, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,179 km (-40.033, 176.350)
Hastings, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,181 km (-39.638, 176.849)
Upper Hutt, Wellington New Zealand 1,183 km (-41.138, 175.050)
Akaroa, Canterbury New Zealand 1,185 km (-43.804, 172.968)
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand 1,186 km (-41.217, 174.917)

Bern, Switzerland

Local time:

Coordinates: 46.9481° N 7.4474° E

Waitangi, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Bern

The DMS coordinates are: 46°56'53.1'' N 7°26'50.8'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 46.94809°

LngO = 7.44744°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -46.94809°

Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 7.44744 - 180° = -172.55256°

Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.


The antipode of Bern is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-46.94809, -172.55256)

In DMS format: 46°56'53.1'' N 7°26'50.8'' E .

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