Distance between Alice Springs and Cairns North
The distance from Alice Springs to Cairns North is 2,338 kilometers by road including 3 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 26 hours and 21 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, Cairns, Tennant Creek, Cloncurry, Croydon, Georgetown and Mount Surprise.
|Shortest distance by air||1,450 km ✈️|
|Car route length||2,338 km 🚗|
|Driving time||26 h 21 min|
|Fuel amount||187 L|
|Fuel cost||353.4 AUD|
|Alice Springs||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
87 508 km, 5 h 41 min
|Tennant Creek||508 km||5 h 41 min||40.5 L|
87 66 663 km, 7 h 24 min
|Mount Isa||1,171 km||13 h 06 min||92.8 L|
A2 83 113 km, 1 h 16 min
|Cloncurry||1,285 km||14 h 23 min||102.3 L|
83 523 km, 5 h 50 min
|Croydon||1,808 km||20 h 13 min||144.2 L|
1 148 km, 1 h 39 min
|Georgetown||1,955 km||21 h 52 min||155.8 L|
1 115 km, 1 h 17 min
|Mount Surprise||2,070 km||23 h 09 min||163.0 L|
1 103 km, 1 h 08 min
|Mount Garnet||2,173 km||24 h 18 min||173.3 L|
1 162 km, 1 h 59 min
|Cairns||2,335 km||26 h 18 min||186.7 L|
1 3 km, 02 min
|Cairns North||2,338 km||26 h 21 min||187.0 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Alice Springs to Cairns North?
Fuel cost: 353.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,338 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.89 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Alice Springs to Cairns North?
Driving time: 26 h 21 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 2,229 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 24 h 45 min
- 55 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 41 min
- 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
- 46 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 45 min
- 3 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Alice Springs to Cairns North by land?
The distance between Alice Springs and Cairns North is 2,338 km by road including 3 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Alice Springs and Cairns North respectively.
How far is Alice Springs to Cairns North by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Alice Springs and Cairns North is 1,450 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 Alice Springs and Cairns North respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Alice Springs from Cairns North by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 48 min to cover the distance of 1,450 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 6 h 35 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 Alice Springs to Cairns North?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 6 h 2 min to cover the distance of 1,450 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 6 h 54 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 Alice Springs and Cairns North?
The halfway point between Alice Springs and Cairns North is Mount Isa. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Mount Isa to Alice Springs is 1,171 km and driving will take about 13 h 6 min. The road between Mount Isa and Cairns North has length 1,166 km and will take approximately 13 h 14 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Alice Springs in relation to Cairns North?
Alice Springs is located 1,450 km south-west of Cairns North.
Alice Springs has geographic coordinates: latitude -23.69839, longitude 133.88129.
Cairns North has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.90609, longitude 145.75674.
Which highway goes from Alice Springs to Cairns North?
The route from Alice Springs to Cairns North follows 1, 87, 83, 66, A2.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- 52: 40 km
- 25: 19 km
- A1: 17 km
- 24: 11 km
- 84: 1 km