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
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Tambo 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A2 109 km, 1 h 13 min
Blackall 109 km 1:13 1 h 13 min 7.8 L
A2 99 km, 1 h 07 min
Barcaldine 208 km 2:20 2 h 20 min 16.2 L
19 244 km, 2 h 52 min
Torrens Creek 452 km 5:13 5 h 13 min 27.4 L
A6 145 km, 1 h 45 min
Pentland 597 km 6:58 6 h 58 min 47.0 L
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min
Charters Towers 711 km 8:14 8 h 14 min 55.8 L
A6 116 km, 1 h 18 min
Stuart 826 km 9:32 9 h 32 min 65.8 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 837 km 9:40 9 h 40 min 66.8 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 848 km 9:47 9 h 47 min 67.6 L
A1 334 km, 3 h 51 min
Cairns 1,183 km 13:38 13 h 38 min 94.4 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Tambo 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A2 109 km, 1 h 13 min
Blackall 109 km 1:13 1 h 13 min 7.8 L
A2 99 km, 1 h 07 min
Barcaldine 208 km 2:20 2 h 20 min 16.2 L
19 67 km, 45 min
Aramac 275 km 3:06 3 h 06 min 21.9 L
19 177 km, 2 h 07 min
Torrens Creek 452 km 5:13 5 h 13 min 27.4 L
A6 145 km, 1 h 45 min
Pentland 597 km 6:58 6 h 58 min 47.0 L
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min
Charters Towers 711 km 8:14 8 h 14 min 55.8 L
A6 83 km, 55 min
Woodstock 793 km 9:10 9 h 10 min 63.1 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 826 km 9:32 9 h 32 min 65.8 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 837 km 9:40 9 h 40 min 66.8 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 848 km 9:47 9 h 47 min 67.6 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 890 km 10:14 10 h 14 min 71.1 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 905 km 10:24 10 h 24 min 71.9 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 917 km 10:33 10 h 33 min 72.9 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 940 km 10:48 10 h 48 min 75.1 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 949 km 10:54 10 h 54 min 75.3 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 998 km 11:28 11 h 28 min 79.4 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 1,044 km 11:59 11 h 59 min 83.1 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 1,058 km 12:09 12 h 09 min 84.3 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 1,067 km 12:15 12 h 15 min 85.2 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 1,087 km 12:29 12 h 29 min 86.9 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 1,119 km 12:53 12 h 53 min 89.3 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 1,123 km 12:56 12 h 56 min 89.7 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 1,137 km 13:05 13 h 05 min 90.7 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 1,144 km 13:10 13 h 10 min 91.3 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 1,158 km 13:19 13 h 19 min 92.2 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 1,166 km 13:25 13 h 25 min 93.0 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 1,171 km 13:29 13 h 29 min 93.6 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 1,183 km 13:38 13 h 38 min 94.4 L

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)

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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 great-circle 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 OH-6 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:

  • Charters Towers is in 711 km from Tambo and 472 km from Cairns
  • Torrens Creek is in 452 km from Tambo and 730 km from Cairns

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
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