Distance between Ballarat and Cairns
The distance from Ballarat to Cairns is 2,829 kilometers by road including 41 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 32 hours and 24 minutes and goes through Bendigo, Charleville, Charters Towers, Ballarat Central, Bakery Hill, Ballarat East and Brown Hill.
Shortest distance by air  2,304 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,829 km 🚗 
Driving time  32 h 24 min 
Fuel amount  226.3 L 
Fuel cost  380.2 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Ballarat  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
0 km, 00 min


Bakery Hill  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
1 km, 01 min


Ballarat East  2 km  01 min  0.0 L  
C805 5 km, 03 min


Brown Hill  7 km  05 min  0.2 L  
C292 A300 35 km, 24 min


Daylesford  43 km  30 min  3.2 L  
A300 39 km, 28 min


Castlemaine  82 km  58 min  6.2 L  
A300 36 km, 25 min


Bendigo  118 km  1 h 23 min  9.2 L  
A300 B87 1,329 km, 15 h 07 min


Charleville  1,447 km  16 h 31 min  113.3 L  
A2 910 km, 10 h 28 min


Charters Towers  2,357 km  26 h 59 min  187.6 L  
A6 A1 472 km, 5 h 24 min


Cairns  2,829 km  32 h 24 min  226.1 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Ballarat to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 380.2 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,829 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Ballarat to Cairns?
Driving time: 32 h 24 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 8 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 4 min
 29 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 17 min
 2,351 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 26 h 7 min
 351 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 23 min
 18 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 15 min
 47 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 46 min
 25 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 29 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Ballarat to Cairns by land?
The distance between Ballarat and Cairns is 2,829 km by road including 41 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Ballarat and Cairns respectively.
How far is Ballarat to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Ballarat and Cairns is 2,304 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 Ballarat and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Ballarat from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 52 min to cover the distance of 2,304 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 10 h 28 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 Ballarat to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 9 h 36 min to cover the distance of 2,304 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 10 h 58 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 Ballarat and Cairns?
The halfway point between Ballarat and Cairns is Charleville. It is located about 33 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Charleville to Ballarat is 1,447 km and driving will take about 16 h 31 min. The road between Charleville and Cairns has length 1,382 km and will take approximately 15 h 53 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Ballarat in relation to Cairns?
Ballarat is located 2,304 km south of Cairns.
Ballarat has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.56226, longitude 143.86071.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Ballarat to Cairns?
The route from Ballarat to Cairns follows B87, A2, A1, A71, A6, B75, A300, B71, B64.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km
 C292: 22 km
 A79: 15 km
 M79: 13 km
 49: 4 km
 B400: 2 km
 C805: 2 km