Distance between Charters Towers and Cairns

The distance from Charters Towers to Cairns is 480 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes and goes through Stuart, Douglas, Shaw, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully and El Arish.

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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Charters Towers 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A6 123 km, 1 h 24 min
Stuart 123 km 1:24 1 h 24 min 9.6 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 134 km 1:32 1 h 32 min 10.6 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 145 km 1:38 1 h 38 min 11.3 L
A1 100 km, 1 h 07 min
Ingham 246 km 2:46 2 h 46 min 19.0 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 295 km 3:20 3 h 20 min 23.1 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 341 km 3:51 3 h 51 min 26.9 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 355 km 4:01 4 h 01 min 28.0 L
A1 99 km, 1 h 09 min
Gordonvale 455 km 5:11 5 h 11 min 36.0 L
A1 25 km, 18 min
Cairns 480 km 5:30 5 h 30 min 38.2 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Charters Towers 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A6 90 km, 1 h 01 min
Woodstock 90 km 1:01 1 h 01 min 6.9 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 123 km 1:24 1 h 24 min 9.6 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 134 km 1:32 1 h 32 min 10.6 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 145 km 1:38 1 h 38 min 11.3 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 187 km 2:06 2 h 06 min 14.9 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 202 km 2:16 2 h 16 min 15.7 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 214 km 2:24 2 h 24 min 16.6 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 237 km 2:39 2 h 39 min 18.9 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 246 km 2:45 2 h 45 min 19.0 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 295 km 3:20 3 h 20 min 23.1 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 341 km 3:51 3 h 51 min 26.9 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 355 km 4:01 4 h 01 min 28.0 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 364 km 4:07 4 h 07 min 28.9 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 384 km 4:20 4 h 20 min 30.6 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 416 km 4:44 4 h 44 min 33.1 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 420 km 4:47 4 h 47 min 33.5 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 434 km 4:57 4 h 57 min 34.5 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 441 km 5:01 5 h 01 min 35.1 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 455 km 5:11 5 h 11 min 36.0 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 463 km 5:17 5 h 17 min 36.8 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 468 km 5:21 5 h 21 min 37.3 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 480 km 5:30 5 h 30 min 38.2 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Charters Towers to Cairns?

Fuel cost: 45.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 480 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.19 AUD / L)

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How long is a car ride from Charters Towers to Cairns?

Driving time: 5 h 30 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 = 11 min
  • 378 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 h 11 min
  • 59 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 44 min
  • 8 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
  • 14 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min
  • 1 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min

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

How far is Charters Towers to Cairns by land?

The distance between Charters Towers and Cairns is 480 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 Charters Towers and Cairns respectively.

How far is Charters Towers to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Charters Towers and Cairns is 354 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 Charters Towers and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Charters Towers from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 26 min to cover the distance of 354 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 36 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 Charters Towers to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 28 min to cover the distance of 354 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 41 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 Charters Towers and Cairns?

The halfway point between Charters Towers and Cairns is Toobanna. It is located about 3 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Toobanna to Charters Towers is 237 km and driving will take about 2 h 39 min. The road between Toobanna and Cairns has length 243 km and will take approximately 2 h 50 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Ingham is in 246 km from Charters Towers and 234 km from Cairns
  • Bambaroo is in 214 km from Charters Towers and 265 km from Cairns
  • Mutarnee is in 202 km from Charters Towers and 278 km from Cairns

Where is Charters Towers in relation to Cairns?

Charters Towers is located 354 km south of Cairns.

Charters Towers has geographic coordinates: latitude -20.07141, longitude 146.27098.

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

Which highway goes from Charters Towers to Cairns?

The route from Charters Towers to Cairns follows A1, A6.

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