Distance between Cairns and Ingham
The distance from Cairns to Ingham is 235 kilometers by road including 4 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 44 minutes and goes through Bentley Park, Wrights Creek, Gordonvale, El Arish, Tully and Cardwell.
Shortest distance by air  196 km ✈️ 
Car route length  235 km 🚗 
Driving time  2 h 44 min 
Fuel amount  18.8 L 
Fuel cost  35.3 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Cairns  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 11 km, 08 min


Bentley Park  11 km  08 min  0.8 L  
A1 5 km, 03 min


Wrights Creek  16 km  12 min  1.0 L  
A1 8 km, 06 min


Gordonvale  25 km  18 min  1.6 L  
A1 14 km, 09 min


Fishery Falls  39 km  28 min  2.9 L  
A1 7 km, 04 min


Deeral  45 km  32 min  3.4 L  
A1 79 km, 55 min


El Arish  124 km  1 h 28 min  9.5 L  
A1 15 km, 10 min


Tully  138 km  1 h 38 min  10.7 L  
A1 45 km, 31 min


Cardwell  184 km  2 h 09 min  14.2 L  
A1 51 km, 34 min


Ingham  235 km  2 h 44 min  18.1 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Cairns to Ingham?
Fuel cost: 35.3 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 235 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.88 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Cairns to Ingham?
Driving time: 2 h 44 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 179 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 1 h 59 min
 38 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 28 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 12 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Cairns to Ingham by land?
The distance between Cairns and Ingham is 235 km by road including 4 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Cairns and Ingham respectively.
How far is Cairns to Ingham by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cairns and Ingham is 196 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 Cairns and Ingham respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Cairns from Ingham by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 14 min to cover the distance of 196 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 53 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 Cairns to Ingham?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 49 min to cover the distance of 196 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 56 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 Cairns and Ingham?
The halfway point between Cairns and Ingham is Silkwood. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Silkwood to Cairns is 116 km and driving will take about 1 h 22 min. The road between Silkwood and Ingham has length 119 km and will take approximately 1 h 22 min.
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Where is Cairns in relation to Ingham?
Cairns is located 196 km north of Ingham.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Ingham has geographic coordinates: latitude 18.64764, longitude 146.16034.
Which highway goes from Cairns to Ingham?
The route from Cairns to Ingham follows A1.