Distance between Cairns and Wangaratta
The distance from Cairns to Wangaratta is 2,716 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 30 hours and 59 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Dubbo, Bentley Park, Wrights Creek, Gordonvale, El Arish and Tully.
Shortest distance by air  2,162 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,716 km 🚗 
Driving time  30 h 59 min 
Fuel amount  217.2 L 
Fuel cost  362.8 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 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 292 km, 3 h 17 min


Charters Towers  476 km  5 h 27 min  36.8 L  
A6 A7 1,657 km, 18 h 42 min


Dubbo  2,133 km  24 h 09 min  169.2 L  
A39 584 km, 6 h 49 min


Wangaratta  2,716 km  30 h 59 min  216.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Cairns to Wangaratta?
Fuel cost: 362.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,716 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Cairns to Wangaratta?
Driving time: 30 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 = 12 min
 2,366 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 26 h 17 min
 257 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 12 min
 10 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 8 min
 34 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 34 min
 28 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 33 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Cairns to Wangaratta by land?
The distance between Cairns and Wangaratta is 2,716 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 Cairns and Wangaratta respectively.
How far is Cairns to Wangaratta by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cairns and Wangaratta is 2,162 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 Wangaratta respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Cairns from Wangaratta by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 42 min to cover the distance of 2,162 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 9 h 49 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 Wangaratta?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 9 h to cover the distance of 2,162 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 10 h 17 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 Wangaratta?
Where is Cairns in relation to Wangaratta?
Cairns is located 2,162 km north of Wangaratta.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Wangaratta has geographic coordinates: latitude 36.35626, longitude 146.32309.
Which highway goes from Cairns to Wangaratta?
The route from Cairns to Wangaratta follows A7, A39, A1, B55, A55, A6.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 C375: 37 km
 B64: 37 km
 B94: 18 km
 B58: 17 km
 B76: 14 km
 C314: 6 km
 A2: 6 km
 49: 2 km
 A4: 2 km