Distance between Cairns and Perth

The distance from Cairns to Perth is 5,251 kilometers by road including 28 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 59 hours and 25 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Charleville, Broken Hill and Port Augusta.

Shortest distance by air 3,442 km ✈️
Car route length 5,251 km 🚗
Driving time 59 h 25 min
Fuel amount 420.1 L
Fuel cost 705.8 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Cairns 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A1 11 km, 08 min
Bentley Park 11 km 0:08 08 min 0.8 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Wrights Creek 16 km 0:12 12 min 1.0 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Gordonvale 25 km 0:18 18 min 1.6 L
A1 99 km, 1 h 10 min
El Arish 124 km 1:28 1 h 28 min 9.5 L
A1 348 km, 3 h 56 min
Charters Towers 472 km 5:24 5 h 24 min 36.8 L
A6 A2 910 km, 10 h 28 min
Charleville 1,382 km 15:53 15 h 53 min 108.1 L
A2 A32 1,054 km, 11 h 51 min
Broken Hill 2,435 km 27:44 27 h 44 min 189.6 L
A32 428 km, 4 h 51 min
Port Augusta 2,863 km 32:36 32 h 36 min 228.8 L
A1 2,388 km, 26 h 48 min
Perth 5,251 km 59:25 59 h 25 min 420.0 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Cairns 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A1 11 km, 08 min
Bentley Park 11 km 0:08 08 min 0.8 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Wrights Creek 16 km 0:12 12 min 1.0 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Gordonvale 25 km 0:18 18 min 1.6 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Fishery Falls 39 km 0:28 28 min 2.9 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Deeral 45 km 0:32 32 min 3.4 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Babinda 59 km 0:42 42 min 4.6 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Mirriwinni 63 km 0:45 45 min 4.9 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mourilyan 95 km 1:09 1 h 09 min 7.5 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Silkwood 116 km 1:22 1 h 22 min 9.1 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
El Arish 124 km 1:28 1 h 28 min 9.5 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Tully 138 km 1:38 1 h 38 min 10.7 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Cardwell 184 km 2:09 2 h 09 min 14.2 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Ingham 234 km 2:43 2 h 43 min 18.1 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Toobanna 242 km 2:50 2 h 50 min 19.3 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Bambaroo 265 km 3:05 3 h 05 min 20.7 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Mutarnee 277 km 3:13 3 h 13 min 21.7 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Rollingstone 293 km 3:23 3 h 23 min 23.4 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Shaw 334 km 3:51 3 h 51 min 26.4 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Douglas 345 km 3:57 3 h 57 min 27.4 L
A1 11 km, 08 min
Stuart 356 km 4:05 4 h 05 min 28.2 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Woodstock 389 km 4:28 4 h 28 min 30.8 L
A6 83 km, 55 min
Charters Towers 472 km 5:24 5 h 24 min 36.8 L
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min
Pentland 585 km 6:40 6 h 40 min 46.1 L
A6 145 km, 1 h 45 min
Torrens Creek 730 km 8:25 8 h 25 min 49.7 L
A6 19 177 km, 2 h 07 min
Aramac 907 km 10:32 10 h 32 min 72.5 L
19 67 km, 45 min
Barcaldine 974 km 11:18 11 h 18 min 77.5 L
19 A2 99 km, 1 h 07 min
Blackall 1,074 km 12:25 12 h 25 min 85.0 L
A2 106 km, 1 h 11 min
Tambo 1,180 km 13:37 13 h 37 min 93.9 L
A2 105 km, 1 h 10 min
Augathella 1,285 km 14:47 14 h 47 min 101.3 L
A2 97 km, 1 h 05 min
Charleville 1,382 km 15:52 15 h 52 min 108.1 L
A2 A71 147 km, 1 h 38 min
Wyandra 1,528 km 17:30 17 h 30 min 118.2 L
A71 53 km, 35 min
Cunnamulla 1,582 km 18:06 18 h 06 min 126.3 L
A71 119 km, 1 h 19 min
Barringun 1,700 km 19:26 19 h 26 min 136.0 L
B71 38 km, 25 min
Enngonia 1,738 km 19:52 19 h 52 min 139.0 L
B71 91 km, 1 h 00 min
North Bourke 1,829 km 20:52 20 h 52 min 146.2 L
B71 29 km, 21 min
Bourke 1,858 km 21:13 21 h 13 min 146.5 L
B87 141 km, 1 h 36 min
Cobar 1,999 km 22:50 22 h 50 min 157.0 L
A32 201 km, 2 h 15 min
Wilcannia 2,200 km 25:05 25 h 05 min 165.6 L
A32 235 km, 2 h 38 min
Broken Hill 2,435 km 27:44 27 h 44 min 189.6 L
A32 94 km, 1 h 04 min
Mingary 2,529 km 28:48 28 h 48 min 202.0 L
A32 39 km, 26 min
Olary 2,569 km 29:15 29 h 15 min 205.5 L
A32 37 km, 24 min
Mannahill 2,606 km 29:39 29 h 39 min 208.4 L
A32 44 km, 29 min
Yunta 2,650 km 30:09 30 h 09 min 211.9 L
A32 64 km, 43 min
Oodla Wirra 2,714 km 30:52 30 h 52 min 216.8 L
A32 27 km, 18 min
Peterborough 2,741 km 31:11 31 h 11 min 217.7 L
B56 32 km, 22 min
Orroroo 2,773 km 31:33 31 h 33 min 220.8 L
B56 37 km, 25 min
Wilmington 2,810 km 31:59 31 h 59 min 222.8 L
B56 A1 53 km, 36 min
Port Augusta 2,863 km 32:35 32 h 35 min 228.8 L
A1 140 km, 1 h 34 min
Kimba 3,003 km 34:10 34 h 10 min 234.7 L
A1 94 km, 1 h 02 min
Kyancutta 3,097 km 35:13 35 h 13 min 245.8 L
A1 26 km, 17 min
Wudinna 3,123 km 35:30 35 h 30 min 249.7 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Minnipa 3,143 km 35:44 35 h 44 min 249.9 L
A1 35 km, 23 min
Poochera 3,178 km 36:07 36 h 07 min 252.9 L
A1 40 km, 26 min
Wirrulla 3,217 km 36:34 36 h 34 min 255.6 L
A1 105 km, 1 h 10 min
Ceduna 3,322 km 37:44 37 h 44 min 259.2 L
A1 100 km, 1 h 07 min
Penong 3,422 km 38:51 38 h 51 min 272.3 L
A1 126 km, 1 h 24 min
Yalata 3,548 km 40:16 40 h 16 min 276.1 L
A1 263 km, 2 h 55 min
Border Village Roadhouse 3,812 km 43:12 43 h 12 min 304.9 L
A1 1 12 km, 08 min
Eucla 3,824 km 43:20 43 h 20 min 305.9 L
1 64 km, 42 min
Mundrabilla Roadhouse 3,888 km 44:02 44 h 02 min 306.4 L
1 118 km, 1 h 18 min
Madura 4,005 km 45:21 45 h 21 min 320.4 L
1 116 km, 1 h 17 min
Cocklebiddy Roadhouse 4,122 km 46:38 46 h 38 min 326.6 L
1 120 km, 1 h 20 min
Caiguna Roadhouse 4,242 km 47:59 47 h 59 min 332.9 L
1 120 km, 1 h 20 min
Balladonia Roadhouse 4,362 km 49:19 49 h 19 min 346.0 L
1 175 km, 1 h 56 min
Norseman 4,537 km 51:16 51 h 16 min 361.5 L
94 340 km, 3 h 48 min
Southern Cross 4,878 km 55:04 55 h 04 min 388.1 L
94 29 km, 19 min
Moorine Rock 4,907 km 55:24 55 h 24 min 392.3 L
94 70 km, 47 min
Merredin 4,977 km 56:11 56 h 11 min 396.6 L
94 33 km, 22 min
Hines Hill 5,010 km 56:34 56 h 34 min 399.6 L
94 24 km, 16 min
Doodlakine 5,034 km 56:50 56 h 50 min 402.1 L
94 14 km, 09 min
Kellerberrin 5,048 km 57:00 57 h 00 min 403.6 L
94 17 km, 11 min
Tammin 5,064 km 57:12 57 h 12 min 404.1 L
94 33 km, 22 min
Cunderdin 5,098 km 57:34 57 h 34 min 406.3 L
94 21 km, 14 min
Meckering 5,119 km 57:49 57 h 49 min 409.3 L
94 21 km, 13 min
Grass Valley 5,140 km 58:03 58 h 03 min 410.7 L
94 30 km, 20 min
Clackline 5,170 km 58:23 58 h 23 min 413.4 L
94 17 km, 11 min
Bakers Hill 5,187 km 58:34 58 h 34 min 413.8 L
94 15 km, 09 min
Beechina 5,201 km 58:44 58 h 44 min 416.0 L
94 9 km, 06 min
Stonehouse 5,210 km 58:50 58 h 50 min 416.8 L
94 4 km, 02 min
Sawyers Valley 5,214 km 58:53 58 h 53 min 416.8 L
94 4 km, 03 min
Mundaring 5,218 km 58:56 58 h 56 min 417.4 L
94 6 km, 04 min
Glen Forrest 5,224 km 59:01 59 h 01 min 417.7 L
94 5 km, 04 min
Greenmount 5,229 km 59:05 59 h 05 min 418.1 L
94 8 km, 05 min
South Guildford 5,237 km 59:10 59 h 10 min 418.8 L
94 5 km, 04 min
Ascot 5,242 km 59:14 59 h 14 min 419.3 L
4 51 9 km, 08 min
Perth 5,251 km 59:23 59 h 23 min 420.0 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Cairns to Perth?

Fuel cost: 705.8 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 5,251 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 Perth?

Driving time: 59 h 25 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 24 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 14 min
  • 4,752 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 52 h 47 min
  • 386 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 49 min
  • 11 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 9 min
  • 47 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 46 min
  • 30 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 36 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Cairns to Perth by land?

The distance between Cairns and Perth is 5,251 km by road including 28 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Cairns and Perth respectively.

How far is Cairns to Perth by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cairns and Perth is 3,442 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 Perth respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Cairns from Perth by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 4 h 18 min to cover the distance of 3,442 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 15 h 38 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 Perth?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 14 h 20 min to cover the distance of 3,442 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 16 h 23 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 Perth?

The halfway point between Cairns and Perth is Mannahill. It is located about 20 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Mannahill to Cairns is 2,606 km and driving will take about 29 h 39 min. The road between Mannahill and Perth has length 2,646 km and will take approximately 29 h 45 min.

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Where is Cairns in relation to Perth?

Cairns is located 3,442 km north-east of Perth.

Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.9205, longitude 145.77189.

Perth has geographic coordinates: latitude -31.95271, longitude 115.86048.

Which highway goes from Cairns to Perth?

The route from Cairns to Perth follows A1, A32, 1, 94, A2, A71, A6, B87, B71, B56.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 19: 89 km
  • B80: 12 km
  • 51: 6 km
  • 49: 4 km
  • B82: 3 km
  • 3: 2 km
  • 53: 1 km
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