Distance between Ayr and Cairns
The distance from Ayr to Cairns is 435 kilometers by road including 20 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 23 minutes and goes through Stuart, Douglas, Shaw, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully and El Arish.
Shortest distance by air  342 km ✈️ 
Car route length  435 km 🚗 
Driving time  8 h 23 min 
Fuel amount  34.8 L 
Fuel cost  59.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Ayr  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 76 km, 1 h 43 min


Stuart  76 km  1 h 43 min  5.7 L  
A1 13 km, 10 min


Douglas  89 km  1 h 53 min  7.0 L  
A1 10 km, 05 min


Shaw  99 km  1 h 59 min  7.7 L  
A1 101 km, 1 h 53 min


Ingham  201 km  3 h 53 min  15.4 L  
A1 51 km, 1 h 08 min


Cardwell  251 km  5 h 01 min  19.7 L  
A1 44 km, 50 min


Tully  295 km  5 h 51 min  23.3 L  
A1 15 km, 16 min


El Arish  310 km  6 h 07 min  24.4 L  
A1 99 km, 1 h 42 min


Gordonvale  410 km  7 h 49 min  32.4 L  
A1 25 km, 33 min


Cairns  435 km  8 h 23 min  34.6 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Ayr to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 59.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 435 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.72 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Ayr to Cairns?
Driving time: 8 h 23 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 17 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 10 min
 260 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 2 h 53 min
 53 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 39 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min
 88 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 4 h 24 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Ayr to Cairns by land?
The distance between Ayr and Cairns is 435 km by road including 20 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Ayr and Cairns respectively.
How far is Ayr to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Ayr and Cairns is 342 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Ayr and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Ayr from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 25 min to cover the distance of 342 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 33 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 Ayr to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 25 min to cover the distance of 342 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 37 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 Ayr and Cairns?
The halfway point between Ayr and Cairns is Ingham. It is located about 17 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Ingham to Ayr is 201 km and driving will take about 3 h 53 min. The road between Ingham and Cairns has length 234 km and will take approximately 4 h 30 min.
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Where is Ayr in relation to Cairns?
Ayr is located 342 km southeast of Cairns.
Ayr has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.57586, longitude 147.40446.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Ayr to Cairns?
The route from Ayr to Cairns follows A1.