Distance between Stuart and Cairns
The distance from Stuart to Cairns is 358 kilometers by road including 20 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 6 hours and 41 minutes and goes through Douglas, Shaw, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, El Arish and Gordonvale.
Shortest distance by air  292 km ✈️ 
Car route length  358 km 🚗 
Driving time  6 h 41 min 
Fuel amount  28.6 L 
Fuel cost  49.6 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Stuart  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A6 A1 13 km, 11 min


Douglas  13 km  11 min  0.8 L  
A1 10 km, 05 min


Shaw  23 km  17 min  1.6 L  
A1 101 km, 1 h 53 min


Ingham  124 km  2 h 10 min  9.3 L  
A1 51 km, 1 h 08 min


Cardwell  175 km  3 h 18 min  13.5 L  
A1 44 km, 50 min


Tully  219 km  4 h 08 min  17.2 L  
A1 15 km, 16 min


El Arish  234 km  4 h 25 min  18.3 L  
A1 99 km, 1 h 42 min


Gordonvale  333 km  6 h 07 min  26.3 L  
A1 8 km, 10 min


Wrights Creek  342 km  6 h 17 min  27.1 L  
A1 16 km, 23 min


Cairns  358 km  6 h 40 min  28.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Stuart to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 49.6 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 358 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 Stuart to Cairns?
Driving time: 6 h 41 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
 214 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 2 h 22 min
 40 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 29 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min
 66 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 3 h 17 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Stuart to Cairns by land?
The distance between Stuart and Cairns is 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 Stuart and Cairns respectively.
How far is Stuart to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Stuart and Cairns is 292 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 Stuart and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Stuart from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 21 min to cover the distance of 292 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 19 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 Stuart to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 13 min to cover the distance of 292 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 23 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 Stuart and Cairns?
The halfway point between Stuart and Cairns is Cardwell. It is located about 4 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Cardwell to Stuart is 175 km and driving will take about 3 h 18 min. The road between Cardwell and Cairns has length 183 km and will take approximately 3 h 22 min.
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Where is Stuart in relation to Cairns?
Stuart is located 292 km southeast of Cairns.
Stuart has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.34247, longitude 146.8401.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Stuart to Cairns?
The route from Stuart to Cairns follows A1.