Distance between Bundaberg and Cairns
The distance from Bundaberg to Cairns is 1,387 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 3 minutes and goes through Rockhampton, Bundaberg North, Oakwood, Gin Gin, Benaraby, Calliope and Mount Larcom.
Shortest distance by air  1,117 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,387 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 3 min 
Fuel amount  110.9 L 
Fuel cost  209.6 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Bundaberg  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
4 km, 02 min


Bundaberg North  4 km  02 min  0.1 L  
3 4 km, 03 min


Oakwood  8 km  05 min  0.5 L  
3 34 km, 24 min


Gin Gin  42 km  30 min  2.0 L  
3 A1 156 km, 1 h 46 min


Benaraby  198 km  2 h 16 min  15.2 L  
A1 10 km, 07 min


Calliope  208 km  2 h 23 min  16.5 L  
A1 33 km, 23 min


Mount Larcom  241 km  2 h 47 min  18.7 L  
A1 42 km, 28 min


Bajool  284 km  3 h 16 min  22.4 L  
A1 34 km, 23 min


Rockhampton  318 km  3 h 39 min  25.2 L  
A1 1,069 km, 12 h 23 min


Cairns  1,387 km  16 h 03 min  110.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Bundaberg to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 209.6 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,387 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 Bundaberg to Cairns?
Driving time: 16 h 3 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
 981 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 10 h 53 min
 348 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 21 min
 14 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 12 min
 22 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 21 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Bundaberg to Cairns by land?
The distance between Bundaberg and Cairns is 1,387 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 Bundaberg and Cairns respectively.
How far is Bundaberg to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Bundaberg and Cairns is 1,117 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 Bundaberg and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Bundaberg from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 23 min to cover the distance of 1,117 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 4 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 Bundaberg to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 39 min to cover the distance of 1,117 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 19 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 Bundaberg and Cairns?
Where is Bundaberg in relation to Cairns?
Bundaberg is located 1,117 km southeast of Cairns.
Bundaberg has geographic coordinates: latitude 24.86533, longitude 152.35167.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Bundaberg to Cairns?
The route from Bundaberg to Cairns follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 3: 47 km
 64: 14 km
 70: 6 km