Distance between Mildura and Cairns
The distance from Mildura to Cairns is 2,710 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 30 hours and 52 minutes and goes through Charleville, Charters Towers, Buronga, Balranald, Hay, Hillston and Cobar.
Shortest distance by air  1,954 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,710 km 🚗 
Driving time  30 h 52 min 
Fuel amount  216.8 L 
Fuel cost  375.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Mildura  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A20 4 km, 03 min


Buronga  4 km  03 min  0.1 L  
A20 126 km, 1 h 26 min


Balranald  130 km  1 h 30 min  7.5 L  
A20 180 km, 2 h 01 min


Hay  310 km  3 h 31 min  23.1 L  
B64 138 km, 1 h 32 min


Hillston  447 km  5 h 04 min  31.9 L  
B87 253 km, 2 h 49 min


Cobar  701 km  7 h 54 min  52.3 L  
B87 151 km, 1 h 43 min


Bourke  852 km  9 h 37 min  66.0 L  
B87 A71 476 km, 5 h 21 min


Charleville  1,328 km  14 h 58 min  103.8 L  
A2 910 km, 10 h 28 min


Charters Towers  2,238 km  25 h 27 min  178.0 L  
A6 A1 472 km, 5 h 24 min


Cairns  2,710 km  30 h 51 min  216.6 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Mildura to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 375.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,710 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.73 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Mildura to Cairns?
Driving time: 30 h 52 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
 2,321 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 25 h 47 min
 314 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 55 min
 9 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 29 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 29 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 20 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Mildura to Cairns by land?
The distance between Mildura and Cairns is 2,710 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 Mildura and Cairns respectively.
How far is Mildura to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Mildura and Cairns is 1,954 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 Mildura and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Mildura from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 26 min to cover the distance of 1,954 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 52 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 Mildura to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 8 h 8 min to cover the distance of 1,954 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 9 h 18 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 Mildura and Cairns?
The halfway point between Mildura and Cairns is Charleville. It is located about 27 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Charleville to Mildura is 1,328 km and driving will take about 14 h 58 min. The road between Charleville and Cairns has length 1,382 km and will take approximately 15 h 53 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Mildura in relation to Cairns?
Mildura is located 1,954 km south of Cairns.
Mildura has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.18473, longitude 142.1625.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Mildura to Cairns?
The route from Mildura to Cairns follows B87, A2, A1, A71, A20, A6, B71, B64.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km
 49: 4 km
 B75: 2 km