Distance between Cooktown and Exmouth
The distance from Cooktown to Exmouth is 5,578 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 62 hours and 32 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, Biboohra, Mareeba, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Mount Garnet and Mount Surprise.
Shortest distance by air  3,351 km ✈️ 
Car route length  5,578 km 🚗 
Driving time  62 h 32 min 
Fuel amount  446.2 L 
Fuel cost  754.2 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Cooktown  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
40 81 251 km, 2 h 51 min


Biboohra  251 km  2 h 51 min  19.3 L  
81 13 km, 09 min


Mareeba  265 km  3 h 00 min  20.9 L  
81 1 36 km, 26 min


Atherton  301 km  3 h 27 min  23.6 L  
1 43 km, 30 min


Ravenshoe  345 km  3 h 57 min  26.8 L  
1 47 km, 32 min


Mount Garnet  392 km  4 h 29 min  30.8 L  
1 103 km, 1 h 08 min


Mount Surprise  494 km  5 h 38 min  36.9 L  
1 115 km, 1 h 17 min


Georgetown  609 km  6 h 55 min  48.1 L  
1 83 784 km, 8 h 46 min


Mount Isa  1,393 km  15 h 42 min  110.5 L  
A2 1 4,188 km, 46 h 49 min


Exmouth  5,581 km  62 h 31 min  446.2 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Cooktown to Exmouth?
Fuel cost: 754.2 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 5,578 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.69 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Cooktown to Exmouth?
Driving time: 62 h 32 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 5,352 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 59 h 28 min
 180 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 14 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
 39 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 38 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Cooktown to Exmouth by land?
The distance between Cooktown and Exmouth is 5,578 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Cooktown and Exmouth respectively.
How far is Cooktown to Exmouth by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Cooktown and Exmouth is 3,351 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 Cooktown and Exmouth respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Cooktown from Exmouth by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 4 h 11 min to cover the distance of 3,351 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 15 h 13 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 Cooktown to Exmouth?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 13 h 57 min to cover the distance of 3,351 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 15 h 57 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 Cooktown and Exmouth?
The halfway point between Cooktown and Exmouth is Katherine. It is located about 109 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Katherine to Cooktown is 2,680 km and driving will take about 30 h 5 min. The road between Katherine and Exmouth has length 2,898 km and will take approximately 32 h 26 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Cooktown in relation to Exmouth?
Cooktown is located 3,351 km east of Exmouth.
Cooktown has geographic coordinates: latitude 15.47266, longitude 145.25342.
Exmouth has geographic coordinates: latitude 21.93244, longitude 114.12581.
Which highway goes from Cooktown to Exmouth?
The route from Cooktown to Exmouth follows 1, 83, 66, 87, A2, 81.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 40: 79 km
 95: 25 km
 84: 1 km