Distance between Surat and Cairns
The distance from Surat to Cairns is 1,437 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 18 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Roma, Rolleston, Springsure, Emerald, Capella and Clermont.
Shortest distance by air  1,188 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,437 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 18 min 
Fuel amount  115 L 
Fuel cost  192 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Surat  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A55 79 km, 54 min


Roma  79 km  54 min  6.1 L  
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min


Rolleston  342 km  3 h 52 min  26.5 L  
A7 74 km, 50 min


Springsure  416 km  4 h 42 min  32.1 L  
A7 64 km, 44 min


Emerald  480 km  5 h 27 min  38.0 L  
A7 38 km, 26 min


Capella  518 km  5 h 53 min  38.8 L  
A7 66 km, 44 min


Clermont  584 km  6 h 38 min  46.3 L  
A7 104 km, 1 h 09 min


Frankfield  687 km  7 h 47 min  49.2 L  
A7 275 km, 3 h 03 min


Charters Towers  962 km  10 h 50 min  75.6 L  
A6 A1 476 km, 5 h 27 min


Cairns  1,437 km  16 h 17 min  114.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Surat to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 192 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,437 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Surat to Cairns?
Driving time: 16 h 18 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
 1,260 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 13 h 59 min
 123 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 31 min
 9 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 24 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 23 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 2 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Surat to Cairns by land?
The distance between Surat and Cairns is 1,437 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 Surat and Cairns respectively.
How far is Surat to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Surat and Cairns is 1,188 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 Surat and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Surat from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 29 min to cover the distance of 1,188 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 24 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 Surat to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 57 min to cover the distance of 1,188 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 39 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 Surat and Cairns?
The halfway point between Surat and Cairns is Frankfield. It is located about 32 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Frankfield to Surat is 687 km and driving will take about 7 h 47 min. The road between Frankfield and Cairns has length 750 km and will take approximately 8 h 30 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Surat in relation to Cairns?
Surat is located 1,188 km southeast of Cairns.
Surat has geographic coordinates: latitude 27.15216, longitude 149.06889.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Surat to Cairns?
The route from Surat to Cairns follows A7, A1, A6.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A55: 73 km
 A2: 6 km
 A4: 2 km