Distance between Charters Towers and Mackay
The distance from Charters Towers to Mackay is 464 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes and goes through Ayr, Home Hill, Gumlu, Guthalungra, Merinda, Intaburra and Debella.
Shortest distance by air  326 km ✈️ 
Car route length  464 km 🚗 
Driving time  5 h 20 min 
Fuel amount  37.2 L 
Fuel cost  59.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Charters Towers  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A6 162 km, 1 h 50 min


Ayr  162 km  1 h 50 min  12.6 L  
A1 14 km, 10 min


Home Hill  175 km  2 h 00 min  13.7 L  
A1 38 km, 26 min


Gumlu  214 km  2 h 27 min  16.6 L  
A1 16 km, 11 min


Guthalungra  230 km  2 h 39 min  17.9 L  
A1 39 km, 26 min


Merinda  269 km  3 h 05 min  21.2 L  
A1 22 km, 15 min


Intaburra  291 km  3 h 21 min  23.0 L  
A1 18 km, 12 min


Debella  309 km  3 h 33 min  24.4 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Mrytlevale  329 km  3 h 47 min  25.7 L  
A1 135 km, 1 h 33 min


Mackay  464 km  5 h 20 min  37.0 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Charters Towers to Mackay?
Fuel cost: 59.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 464 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.61 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Charters Towers to Mackay?
Driving time: 5 h 20 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 363 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 h 1 min
 94 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 10 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 4 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 Mackay by land?
The distance between Charters Towers and Mackay is 464 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Charters Towers and Mackay respectively.
How far is Charters Towers to Mackay by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Charters Towers and Mackay is 326 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 Charters Towers and Mackay respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Charters Towers from Mackay by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 24 min to cover the distance of 326 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 28 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 Mackay?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 21 min to cover the distance of 326 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 33 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 Mackay?
The halfway point between Charters Towers and Mackay is Guthalungra. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Guthalungra to Charters Towers is 230 km and driving will take about 2 h 39 min. The road between Guthalungra and Mackay has length 234 km and will take approximately 2 h 40 min.
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Where is Charters Towers in relation to Mackay?
Charters Towers is located 326 km northwest of Mackay.
Charters Towers has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.07141, longitude 146.27098.
Mackay has geographic coordinates: latitude 21.14196, longitude 149.18651.
Which highway goes from Charters Towers to Mackay?
The route from Charters Towers to Mackay follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A6: 92 km