Distance between Springsure and Cairns
The distance from Springsure to Cairns is 1,024 kilometers by road including 20 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 24 hours and 25 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Emerald, Capella, Clermont, Frankfield, Stuart and Douglas.
Shortest distance by air  836 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,024 km 🚗 
Driving time  24 h 25 min 
Fuel amount  81.9 L 
Fuel cost  131.9 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
24.11753, 148.08810  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
9 km, 07 min


Springsure  9 km  07 min  0.0 L  
A7 58 km, 40 min


Emerald  67 km  47 min  5.0 L  
A7 55 km, 1 h 59 min


Capella  123 km  2 h 47 min  8.6 L  
A7 48 km, 47 min


Clermont  171 km  3 h 34 min  13.3 L  
A7 93 km, 1 h 48 min


Frankfield  263 km  5 h 23 min  17.5 L  
A7 286 km, 9 h 19 min


Charters Towers  549 km  14 h 43 min  42.6 L  
A6 119 km, 3 h 02 min


Stuart  668 km  17 h 46 min  53.2 L  
A6 A1 11 km, 09 min


Douglas  679 km  17 h 55 min  54.2 L  
A1 10 km, 05 min


Shaw  689 km  18 h 01 min  54.9 L  
A1 335 km, 6 h 23 min


Cairns  1,024 km  24 h 25 min  81.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Springsure to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 131.9 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,024 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.61 AUD / L)
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How long is a car ride from Springsure to Cairns?
Driving time: 24 h 25 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
 565 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 6 h 16 min
 88 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 6 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 16 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min
 330 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 16 h 28 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Springsure to Cairns by land?
The distance between Springsure and Cairns is 1,024 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 Springsure and Cairns respectively.
How far is Springsure to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Springsure and Cairns is 836 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 Springsure and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Springsure from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 2 min to cover the distance of 836 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 48 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 Springsure to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 3 h 29 min to cover the distance of 836 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 58 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 Springsure and Cairns?
The halfway point between Springsure and Cairns is Charters Towers. It is located about 37 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Charters Towers to Springsure is 549 km and driving will take about 14 h 43 min. The road between Charters Towers and Cairns has length 476 km and will take approximately 9 h 42 min.
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Where is Springsure in relation to Cairns?
Springsure is located 836 km southeast of Cairns.
Springsure has geographic coordinates: latitude 24.11753, longitude 148.0881.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Springsure to Cairns?
The route from Springsure to Cairns follows A7, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A6: 83 km
 A4: 2 km