Distance between Gladstone and Cairns

The distance from Gladstone to Cairns is 1,178 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 13 hours and 39 minutes and goes through Rockhampton, Mount Larcom, Bajool, Kawana, Parkhurst, The Caves and Yaamba.

Shortest distance by air 959 km ✈️
Car route length 1,178 km 🚗
Driving time 13 h 39 min
Fuel amount 94.2 L
Fuel cost 159.2 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Gladstone 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
58 32 km, 24 min
Mount Larcom 32 km 0:24 24 min 2.0 L
58 A1 42 km, 28 min
Bajool 74 km 0:52 52 min 5.7 L
A1 34 km, 23 min
Rockhampton 108 km 1:16 1 h 16 min 8.5 L
A1 6 km, 04 min
Kawana 115 km 1:21 1 h 21 min 9.0 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Parkhurst 120 km 1:24 1 h 24 min 9.3 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
The Caves 134 km 1:35 1 h 35 min 10.3 L
A1 17 km, 12 min
Yaamba 152 km 1:48 1 h 48 min 11.4 L
A1 57 km, 39 min
Marlborough 208 km 2:27 2 h 27 min 15.9 L
A1 969 km, 11 h 11 min
Cairns 1,178 km 13:39 13 h 39 min 94.0 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Gladstone 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
58 32 km, 24 min
Mount Larcom 32 km 0:24 24 min 2.0 L
58 7 km, 05 min
Ambrose 40 km 0:29 29 min 3.1 L
A1 35 km, 23 min
Bajool 74 km 0:52 52 min 5.7 L
A1 34 km, 23 min
Rockhampton 108 km 1:16 1 h 16 min 8.5 L
A1 6 km, 04 min
Kawana 115 km 1:21 1 h 21 min 9.0 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Parkhurst 120 km 1:24 1 h 24 min 9.3 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
The Caves 134 km 1:35 1 h 35 min 10.3 L
A1 17 km, 12 min
Yaamba 152 km 1:48 1 h 48 min 11.4 L
A1 57 km, 39 min
Marlborough 208 km 2:27 2 h 27 min 15.9 L
A1 64 km, 44 min
Prospect Hill 273 km 3:11 3 h 11 min 21.4 L
A1 42 km, 29 min
Clairview 315 km 3:41 3 h 41 min 24.7 L
A1 11 km, 08 min
Joyview 327 km 3:49 3 h 49 min 26.1 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Flaggy Rock 335 km 3:54 3 h 54 min 26.6 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Carmila 343 km 4:00 4 h 00 min 26.9 L
A1 16 km, 11 min
West Hill 359 km 4:12 4 h 12 min 28.4 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ilbilbie 368 km 4:19 4 h 19 min 29.1 L
A1 11 km, 07 min
Mount Christian 378 km 4:27 4 h 27 min 29.8 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Koumala 387 km 4:33 4 h 33 min 30.8 L
A1 11 km, 07 min
Yukan 397 km 4:41 4 h 41 min 31.1 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Jilalan 406 km 4:47 4 h 47 min 32.4 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Sandy Creek 429 km 5:03 5 h 03 min 33.9 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Paget 438 km 5:09 5 h 09 min 34.9 L
A1 70 6 km, 04 min
Te Kowai 444 km 5:14 5 h 14 min 35.4 L
70 12 km, 08 min
Marian 456 km 5:22 5 h 22 min 35.7 L
64 17 km, 11 min
Hampden 472 km 5:34 5 h 34 min 37.5 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Buthurra 484 km 5:41 5 h 41 min 38.2 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Kolijo 496 km 5:49 5 h 49 min 39.4 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Pindi Pindi 515 km 6:03 6 h 03 min 39.9 L
A1 34 km, 22 min
Lethebrook 549 km 6:25 6 h 25 min 43.7 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Goorganga Plains 557 km 6:30 6 h 30 min 44.1 L
A1 21 km, 14 min
Mrytlevale 577 km 6:45 6 h 45 min 45.5 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Debella 597 km 6:58 6 h 58 min 47.4 L
A1 18 km, 12 min
Intaburra 615 km 7:10 7 h 10 min 48.9 L
A1 22 km, 15 min
Merinda 638 km 7:26 7 h 26 min 50.8 L
A1 39 km, 26 min
Guthalungra 676 km 7:52 7 h 52 min 53.6 L
A1 16 km, 11 min
Gumlu 693 km 8:04 8 h 04 min 54.9 L
A1 38 km, 26 min
Home Hill 731 km 8:31 8 h 31 min 58.1 L
A1 13 km, 09 min
Ayr 744 km 8:41 8 h 41 min 59.2 L
A1 5 km, 04 min
Brandon 750 km 8:45 8 h 45 min 59.9 L
A1 69 km, 46 min
Stuart 819 km 9:31 9 h 31 min 65.1 L
A1 13 km, 09 min
Douglas 832 km 9:40 9 h 40 min 66.4 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 843 km 9:47 9 h 47 min 67.2 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 885 km 10:14 10 h 14 min 70.7 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 900 km 10:25 10 h 25 min 71.5 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 912 km 10:33 10 h 33 min 72.5 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 935 km 10:48 10 h 48 min 74.7 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 944 km 10:54 10 h 54 min 74.9 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 993 km 11:28 11 h 28 min 79.0 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 1,039 km 11:59 11 h 59 min 82.7 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 1,053 km 12:10 12 h 10 min 83.9 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 1,062 km 12:15 12 h 15 min 84.8 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 1,082 km 12:29 12 h 29 min 86.5 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 1,114 km 12:53 12 h 53 min 88.9 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 1,118 km 12:56 12 h 56 min 89.4 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 1,132 km 13:05 13 h 05 min 90.3 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 1,139 km 13:10 13 h 10 min 90.9 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 1,153 km 13:19 13 h 19 min 91.8 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 1,161 km 13:26 13 h 26 min 92.6 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 1,166 km 13:29 13 h 29 min 93.2 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 1,178 km 13:38 13 h 38 min 94.0 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Gladstone to Cairns?

Fuel cost: 159.2 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,178 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 Gladstone to Cairns?

Driving time: 13 h 39 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
  • 820 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 9 h 6 min
  • 299 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 44 min
  • 15 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 12 min
  • 23 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 23 min

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

How far is Gladstone to Cairns by land?

The distance between Gladstone and Cairns is 1,178 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 Gladstone and Cairns respectively.

How far is Gladstone to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Gladstone and Cairns is 959 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 Gladstone and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Gladstone from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 11 min to cover the distance of 959 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 4 h 21 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 Gladstone to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 3 h 59 min to cover the distance of 959 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 4 h 34 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 Gladstone and Cairns?

The halfway point between Gladstone and Cairns is Debella. It is located about 8 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Debella to Gladstone is 597 km and driving will take about 6 h 58 min. The road between Debella and Cairns has length 580 km and will take approximately 6 h 41 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Mrytlevale is in 577 km from Gladstone and 600 km from Cairns
  • Intaburra is in 615 km from Gladstone and 562 km from Cairns
  • Goorganga Plains is in 557 km from Gladstone and 621 km from Cairns

Where is Gladstone in relation to Cairns?

Gladstone is located 959 km south-east of Cairns.

Gladstone has geographic coordinates: latitude -23.84317, longitude 151.25613.

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

Which highway goes from Gladstone to Cairns?

The route from Gladstone to Cairns follows A1.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 58: 32 km
  • 64: 14 km
  • 70: 6 km
The distance between Gladstone and Cairns is ranked 1,979th in the ranking popularity.
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