Distance between Tambo and Cairns
The distance from Tambo to Cairns is 1,183 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 13 hours and 39 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Blackall, Barcaldine, Torrens Creek, Pentland, Stuart and Douglas.
Shortest distance by air  887 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,183 km 🚗 
Driving time  13 h 39 min 
Fuel amount  94.6 L 
Fuel cost  158 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Tambo  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A2 109 km, 1 h 13 min


Blackall  109 km  1 h 13 min  7.8 L  
A2 99 km, 1 h 07 min


Barcaldine  208 km  2 h 20 min  16.2 L  
19 244 km, 2 h 52 min


Torrens Creek  452 km  5 h 13 min  27.4 L  
A6 145 km, 1 h 45 min


Pentland  597 km  6 h 58 min  47.0 L  
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min


Charters Towers  711 km  8 h 14 min  55.8 L  
A6 116 km, 1 h 18 min


Stuart  826 km  9 h 32 min  65.8 L  
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min


Douglas  837 km  9 h 40 min  66.8 L  
A1 11 km, 06 min


Shaw  848 km  9 h 47 min  67.6 L  
A1 334 km, 3 h 51 min


Cairns  1,183 km  13 h 38 min  94.4 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Tambo to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 158 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,183 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 Tambo to Cairns?
Driving time: 13 h 39 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
 864 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 9 h 35 min
 270 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 22 min
 9 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 17 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Tambo to Cairns by land?
The distance between Tambo and Cairns is 1,183 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 Tambo and Cairns respectively.
How far is Tambo to Cairns by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Tambo and Cairns is 887 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 Tambo and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Tambo from Cairns by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 6 min to cover the distance of 887 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 4 h 1 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 Tambo to Cairns?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 3 h 41 min to cover the distance of 887 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 4 h 13 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 Tambo and Cairns?
The halfway point between Tambo and Cairns is Pentland. It is located about 6 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Pentland to Tambo is 597 km and driving will take about 6 h 58 min. The road between Pentland and Cairns has length 586 km and will take approximately 6 h 40 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Tambo in relation to Cairns?
Tambo is located 887 km south of Cairns.
Tambo has geographic coordinates: latitude 24.88306, longitude 146.25326.
Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude 16.9205, longitude 145.77189.
Which highway goes from Tambo to Cairns?
The route from Tambo to Cairns follows A1, A6, A2.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km