Distance between Prairie and Mackay
The distance from Prairie to Mackay is 668 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 35 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Torrens Creek, Pentland, Ayr, Home Hill, Gumlu and Guthalungra.
Shortest distance by air  477 km ✈️ 
Car route length  668 km 🚗 
Driving time  7 h 35 min 
Fuel amount  53.4 L 
Fuel cost  101 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Prairie  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A6 32 km, 21 min


Torrens Creek  32 km  21 min  0.1 L  
A6 66 km, 43 min


Pentland  97 km  1 h 05 min  7.1 L  
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min


Charters Towers  211 km  2 h 21 min  15.9 L  
A6 154 km, 1 h 45 min


Ayr  365 km  4 h 06 min  28.8 L  
A1 14 km, 10 min


Home Hill  379 km  4 h 16 min  29.9 L  
A1 38 km, 26 min


Gumlu  417 km  4 h 42 min  32.9 L  
A1 16 km, 11 min


Guthalungra  433 km  4 h 54 min  34.1 L  
A1 39 km, 26 min


Merinda  472 km  5 h 21 min  37.5 L  
A1 196 km, 2 h 14 min


Mackay  668 km  7 h 35 min  53.3 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Prairie to Mackay?
Fuel cost: 101 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 668 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.89 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Prairie to Mackay?
Driving time: 7 h 35 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 560 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 6 h 13 min
 101 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 15 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Prairie to Mackay by land?
The distance between Prairie and Mackay is 668 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Prairie and Mackay respectively.
How far is Prairie to Mackay by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Prairie and Mackay is 477 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 Prairie and Mackay respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Prairie from Mackay by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 35 min to cover the distance of 477 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 10 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 Prairie to Mackay?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 59 min to cover the distance of 477 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 16 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 Prairie and Mackay?
The halfway point between Prairie and Mackay is Brandon. It is located about 26 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Brandon to Prairie is 360 km and driving will take about 4 h 2 min. The road between Brandon and Mackay has length 308 km and will take approximately 3 h 33 min.
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Where is Prairie in relation to Mackay?
Prairie is located 477 km west of Mackay.
Prairie has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.8706, longitude 144.60196.
Mackay has geographic coordinates: latitude 21.14196, longitude 149.18651.
Which highway goes from Prairie to Mackay?
The route from Prairie to Mackay follows A1, A6.