Distance between Buthurra and Cairns
The distance from Buthurra to Cairns is 695 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 59 minutes and goes through Mount Ossa, Kolijo, Pindi Pindi, Wagoora, Yalbaroo, Cathu and Bloomsbury.
Shortest distance by air  557 km ✈️ 
Car route length  695 km 🚗 
Driving time  7 h 59 min 
Fuel amount  55.6 L 
Fuel cost  97.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Buthurra  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 13 km, 09 min


Kolijo  13 km  09 min  0.9 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Pindi Pindi  33 km  22 min  1.3 L  
A1 34 km, 22 min


Lethebrook  67 km  45 min  5.1 L  
A1 8 km, 05 min


Goorganga Plains  75 km  50 min  5.5 L  
A1 21 km, 14 min


Mrytlevale  95 km  1 h 04 min  6.9 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Debella  115 km  1 h 18 min  8.8 L  
A1 18 km, 12 min


Intaburra  133 km  1 h 30 min  10.4 L  
A1 22 km, 15 min


Merinda  156 km  1 h 46 min  12.2 L  
A1 540 km, 6 h 12 min


Cairns  695 km  7 h 58 min  55.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Buthurra to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 97.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 695 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.75 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Buthurra to Cairns?
Driving time: 7 h 59 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
 537 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 5 h 58 min
 116 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 26 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
 16 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 15 min
 1 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 Buthurra to Cairns by land?
The distance between Buthurra and Cairns is 695 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 Buthurra and Cairns respectively.
How far is Buthurra to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Buthurra and Cairns is 557 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 Buthurra and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Buthurra from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 41 min to cover the distance of 557 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 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 Buthurra to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h 19 min to cover the distance of 557 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 39 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 Buthurra and Cairns?
The halfway point between Buthurra and Cairns is Douglas. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Douglas to Buthurra is 350 km and driving will take about 4 h. The road between Douglas and Cairns has length 345 km and will take approximately 3 h 58 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Buthurra in relation to Cairns?
Buthurra is located 557 km southeast of Cairns.
Buthurra has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.9835, longitude 148.86329.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Buthurra to Cairns?
The route from Buthurra to Cairns follows A1.