Distance between Cardwell and Cairns
The distance from Cardwell to Cairns is 183 kilometers by road including 3 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 9 minutes and goes through Tully, El Arish, Gordonvale, Wrights Creek and Bentley Park.
Shortest distance by air  152 km ✈️ 
Car route length  183 km 🚗 
Driving time  2 h 9 min 
Fuel amount  14.6 L 
Fuel cost  26.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Cardwell  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 44 km, 30 min


Tully  44 km  30 min  3.2 L  
A1 15 km, 10 min


El Arish  59 km  40 min  4.3 L  
A1 8 km, 05 min


Silkwood  67 km  46 min  5.2 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Mourilyan  87 km  1 h 00 min  6.9 L  
A1 32 km, 23 min


Mirriwinni  119 km  1 h 23 min  9.4 L  
A1 39 km, 26 min


Gordonvale  158 km  1 h 50 min  12.2 L  
A1 8 km, 06 min


Wrights Creek  167 km  1 h 56 min  13.1 L  
A1 5 km, 03 min


Bentley Park  171 km  2 h 00 min  13.6 L  
A1 11 km, 09 min


Cairns  183 km  2 h 09 min  14.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Cardwell to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 26.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 183 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.78 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Cardwell to Cairns?
Driving time: 2 h 9 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 131 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 1 h 27 min
 38 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 28 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 11 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 10 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Cardwell to Cairns by land?
The distance between Cardwell and Cairns is 183 km by road including 3 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Cardwell and Cairns respectively.
How far is Cardwell to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cardwell and Cairns is 152 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 Cardwell and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Cardwell from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 11 min to cover the distance of 152 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 41 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 Cardwell to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 38 min to cover the distance of 152 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 43 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 Cardwell and Cairns?
The halfway point between Cardwell and Cairns is Mourilyan. It is located about 4 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Mourilyan to Cardwell is 87 km and driving will take about 1 h. The road between Mourilyan and Cairns has length 96 km and will take approximately 1 h 9 min.
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Where is Cardwell in relation to Cairns?
Cardwell is located 152 km south of Cairns.
Cardwell has geographic coordinates: latitude 18.26837, longitude 146.03003.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Cardwell to Cairns?
The route from Cardwell to Cairns follows A1.