Distance between Roma and Cairns
The distance from Roma to Cairns is 1,358 kilometers by road including 20 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 31 hours and 10 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Rolleston, Springsure, Emerald, Capella, Clermont and Frankfield.
Shortest distance by air  1,117 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,358 km 🚗 
Driving time  31 h 10 min 
Fuel amount  108.6 L 
Fuel cost  173.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Roma  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A7 262 km, 5 h 54 min


Rolleston  262 km  5 h 54 min  20.2 L  
A7 74 km, 52 min


Springsure  336 km  6 h 46 min  25.7 L  
A7 64 km, 45 min


Emerald  400 km  7 h 32 min  31.6 L  
A7 55 km, 1 h 59 min


Capella  456 km  9 h 32 min  35.3 L  
A7 48 km, 47 min


Clermont  504 km  10 h 19 min  40.0 L  
A7 93 km, 1 h 48 min


Frankfield  596 km  12 h 08 min  44.1 L  
A7 286 km, 9 h 19 min


Charters Towers  882 km  21 h 28 min  69.3 L  
A6 119 km, 3 h 02 min


Stuart  1,001 km  24 h 31 min  79.8 L  
A6 A1 356 km, 6 h 39 min


Cairns  1,358 km  31 h 10 min  108.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Roma to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 173.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,358 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.6 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Roma to Cairns?
Driving time: 31 h 10 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 17 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 10 min
 797 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 8 h 51 min
 108 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 21 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 20 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min
 406 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 20 h 19 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Roma to Cairns by land?
The distance between Roma and Cairns is 1,358 km by road including 20 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Roma and Cairns respectively.
How far is Roma to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Roma and Cairns is 1,117 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 Roma and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Roma from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 23 min to cover the distance of 1,117 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 4 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 Roma to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 39 min to cover the distance of 1,117 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 19 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 Roma and Cairns?
The halfway point between Roma and Cairns is Frankfield. It is located about 82 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Frankfield to Roma is 596 km and driving will take about 12 h 8 min. The road between Frankfield and Cairns has length 761 km and will take approximately 19 h 2 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Roma in relation to Cairns?
Roma is located 1,117 km southeast of Cairns.
Roma has geographic coordinates: latitude 26.5674, longitude 148.78751.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Roma to Cairns?
The route from Roma to Cairns follows A7, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A6: 83 km
 A4: 2 km