Distance between Sydney and Cooktown
The distance from Sydney to Cooktown is 2,718 kilometers by road including 190 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 30 hours and 49 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point, Milsons Point, North Sydney and Cammeray.
Shortest distance by air  2,132 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,718 km 🚗 
Driving time  30 h 49 min 
Fuel amount  217.4 L 
Fuel cost  363.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
2 km, 02 min


Millers Point  2 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A4 1 km, 00 min


Milsons Point  3 km  03 min  0.3 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


North Sydney  5 km  04 min  0.3 L  
M1 1 km, 01 min


Cammeray  6 km  05 min  0.4 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Crows Nest  7 km  05 min  0.5 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Naremburn  7 km  06 min  0.5 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Artarmon  9 km  07 min  0.7 L  
M1 A7 1,927 km, 21 h 45 min


Charters Towers  1,936 km  21 h 53 min  153.6 L  
A6 A1 782 km, 8 h 56 min


Cooktown  2,718 km  30 h 49 min  217.0 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Cooktown?
Fuel cost: 363.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,718 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 Sydney to Cooktown?
Driving time: 30 h 49 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 149 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 21 min
 30 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 18 min
 2,223 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 24 h 42 min
 207 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 35 min
 18 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 15 min
 57 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 57 min
 32 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 37 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 2 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Cooktown by land?
The distance between Sydney and Cooktown is 2,718 km by road including 190 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Cooktown respectively.
How far is Sydney to Cooktown by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Cooktown is 2,132 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 Sydney and Cooktown respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Cooktown by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 39 min to cover the distance of 2,132 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 9 h 41 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 Sydney to Cooktown?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 8 h 53 min to cover the distance of 2,132 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 10 h 9 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 Sydney and Cooktown?
The halfway point between Sydney and Cooktown is Springsure. It is located about 31 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Springsure to Sydney is 1,390 km and driving will take about 15 h 44 min. The road between Springsure and Cooktown has length 1,327 km and will take approximately 15 h 5 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Cooktown?
Sydney is located 2,132 km southeast of Cooktown.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.86796, longitude 151.21005.
Cooktown has geographic coordinates: latitude 15.47266, longitude 145.25342.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Cooktown?
The route from Sydney to Cooktown follows A7, A1, 81, A55, B51, A15, A6, M1, 46, A39.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 25: 99 km
 40: 79 km
 M15: 39 km
 1: 34 km
 A2: 6 km
 B56: 2 km
 49: 2 km
 A4: 2 km
 A38: 1 km