Distance between Brandon and Cairns
The distance from Brandon to Cairns is 428 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 4 hours and 54 minutes and goes through Stuart, Douglas, Shaw, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully and El Arish.
Shortest distance by air  337 km ✈️ 
Car route length  428 km 🚗 
Driving time  4 h 54 min 
Fuel amount  34.3 L 
Fuel cost  54.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Brandon  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 70 km, 46 min


Stuart  70 km  46 min  5.2 L  
A1 13 km, 09 min


Douglas  83 km  56 min  6.5 L  
A1 11 km, 06 min


Shaw  94 km  1 h 02 min  7.2 L  
A1 100 km, 1 h 07 min


Ingham  194 km  2 h 10 min  14.9 L  
A1 50 km, 34 min


Cardwell  244 km  2 h 44 min  19.0 L  
A1 45 km, 31 min


Tully  290 km  3 h 15 min  22.8 L  
A1 15 km, 10 min


El Arish  304 km  3 h 25 min  23.9 L  
A1 99 km, 1 h 09 min


Gordonvale  403 km  4 h 35 min  31.9 L  
A1 25 km, 18 min


Cairns  428 km  4 h 54 min  34.1 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Brandon to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 54.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 428 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.6 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Brandon to Cairns?
Driving time: 4 h 54 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 20 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 11 min
 335 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 3 h 43 min
 56 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 42 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 14 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Brandon to Cairns by land?
The distance between Brandon and Cairns is 428 km by road including 23 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Brandon and Cairns respectively.
How far is Brandon to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Brandon and Cairns is 337 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 Brandon and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Brandon from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 25 min to cover the distance of 337 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 31 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 Brandon to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 24 min to cover the distance of 337 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 36 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 Brandon and Cairns?
The halfway point between Brandon and Cairns is Ingham. It is located about 20 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Ingham to Brandon is 194 km and driving will take about 2 h 9 min. The road between Ingham and Cairns has length 234 km and will take approximately 2 h 44 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Brandon in relation to Cairns?
Brandon is located 337 km southeast of Cairns.
Brandon has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.55459, longitude 147.35399.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Brandon to Cairns?
The route from Brandon to Cairns follows A1.