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|
|Gladstone||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
58 32 km, 24 min
|Mount Larcom||32 km||24 min||2.0 L|
58 A1 42 km, 28 min
|Bajool||74 km||52 min||5.7 L|
A1 34 km, 23 min
|Rockhampton||108 km||1 h 16 min||8.5 L|
A1 6 km, 04 min
|Kawana||115 km||1 h 21 min||9.0 L|
A1 5 km, 03 min
|Parkhurst||120 km||1 h 24 min||9.3 L|
A1 15 km, 10 min
|The Caves||134 km||1 h 35 min||10.3 L|
A1 17 km, 12 min
|Yaamba||152 km||1 h 48 min||11.4 L|
A1 57 km, 39 min
|Marlborough||208 km||2 h 27 min||15.9 L|
A1 969 km, 11 h 11 min
|Cairns||1,178 km||13 h 39 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 other cities located close to halfway point:
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