Distance between Cairns and Newcastle
The distance from Cairns to Newcastle is 2,289 kilometers by road including 69 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 26 hours and 11 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Bentley Park, Wrights Creek, Gordonvale, El Arish, Tully and Cardwell.
|Shortest distance by air||1,880 km ✈️|
|Car route length||2,289 km 🚗|
|Driving time||26 h 11 min|
|Fuel amount||183.2 L|
|Fuel cost||307.7 AUD|
|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 99 km, 1 h 10 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 50 km, 34 min
|Ingham||234 km||2 h 44 min||18.1 L|
A1 242 km, 2 h 43 min
|Charters Towers||476 km||5 h 27 min||36.8 L|
A6 A7 1,814 km, 20 h 43 min
|Newcastle||2,290 km||26 h 10 min||183.1 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Cairns to Newcastle?
Fuel cost: 307.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,289 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 Cairns to Newcastle?
Driving time: 26 h 11 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 39 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 21 min
- 26 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 15 min
- 1,946 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 21 h 37 min
- 187 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 20 min
- 12 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 9 min
- 51 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 51 min
- 29 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 34 min
- 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Cairns to Newcastle by land?
The distance between Cairns and Newcastle is 2,289 km by road including 69 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Cairns and Newcastle respectively.
How far is Cairns to Newcastle by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cairns and Newcastle is 1,880 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Cairns and Newcastle respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Cairns from Newcastle by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 21 min to cover the distance of 1,880 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 32 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 Newcastle?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 7 h 50 min to cover the distance of 1,880 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 57 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 Newcastle?
The halfway point between Cairns and Newcastle is Rolleston. It is located about 49 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Rolleston to Cairns is 1,095 km and driving will take about 12 h 25 min. The road between Rolleston and Newcastle has length 1,194 km and will take approximately 13 h 45 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Cairns in relation to Newcastle?
Cairns is located 1,880 km north-west of Newcastle.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Newcastle has geographic coordinates: latitude -32.92729, longitude 151.78125.
Which highway goes from Cairns to Newcastle?
The route from Cairns to Newcastle follows A7, A1, A55, B51, A15, A6, 46, A39.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- M15: 39 km
- 25: 14 km
- A2: 6 km
- B56: 2 km
- 49: 2 km
- A4: 2 km
- A37: 1 km