Distance between Toowoomba and Cairns

The distance from Toowoomba to Cairns is 1,709 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 19 hours and 27 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Oakey, Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles, Roma and Rolleston.

Shortest distance by air 1,343 km ✈️
Car route length 1,709 km 🚗
Driving time 19 h 27 min
Fuel amount 136.7 L
Fuel cost 240.7 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Toowoomba 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A2 29 km, 22 min
Oakey 29 km 0:22 22 min 2.1 L
A2 54 km, 36 min
Dalby 83 km 0:59 59 min 6.4 L
A2 80 km, 55 min
Chinchilla 164 km 1:55 1 h 55 min 11.7 L
A2 49 km, 33 min
Miles 213 km 2:28 2 h 28 min 15.7 L
A2 139 km, 1 h 34 min
Roma 351 km 4:03 4 h 03 min 27.8 L
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min
Rolleston 614 km 7:00 7 h 00 min 48.3 L
A7 74 km, 50 min
Springsure 688 km 7:51 7 h 51 min 53.8 L
A7 546 km, 6 h 08 min
Charters Towers 1,234 km 13:59 13 h 59 min 97.4 L
A6 A1 476 km, 5 h 27 min
Cairns 1,709 km 19:26 19 h 26 min 136.6 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Toowoomba 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A21 12 km, 11 min
Charlton 12 km 0:11 11 min 1.0 L
A2 17 km, 11 min
Oakey 29 km 0:22 22 min 2.1 L
A2 27 km, 18 min
Jondaryan 56 km 0:40 40 min 2.7 L
A2 27 km, 18 min
Dalby 83 km 0:59 59 min 6.4 L
A2 25 km, 17 min
Macalister 109 km 1:17 1 h 17 min 8.6 L
A2 20 km, 13 min
Warra 129 km 1:30 1 h 30 min 10.3 L
A2 9 km, 06 min
Brigalow 138 km 1:37 1 h 37 min 10.4 L
A2 26 km, 17 min
Chinchilla 164 km 1:54 1 h 54 min 11.7 L
A2 49 km, 33 min
Miles 213 km 2:28 2 h 28 min 15.7 L
A2 60 km, 41 min
Yuleba 273 km 3:09 3 h 09 min 20.4 L
A2 41 km, 27 min
Wallumbilla 314 km 3:36 3 h 36 min 24.7 L
A2 38 km, 26 min
Roma 351 km 4:03 4 h 03 min 27.8 L
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min
Rolleston 614 km 7:00 7 h 00 min 48.3 L
A7 74 km, 50 min
Springsure 688 km 7:51 7 h 51 min 53.8 L
A7 64 km, 44 min
Emerald 752 km 8:35 8 h 35 min 59.8 L
A7 38 km, 26 min
Capella 790 km 9:02 9 h 02 min 60.6 L
A7 66 km, 44 min
Clermont 856 km 9:46 9 h 46 min 68.1 L
A7 104 km, 1 h 09 min
Frankfield 959 km 10:56 10 h 56 min 71.0 L
A7 275 km, 3 h 03 min
Charters Towers 1,234 km 13:59 13 h 59 min 97.4 L
A6 86 km, 58 min
Woodstock 1,320 km 14:57 14 h 57 min 105.3 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 1,353 km 15:20 15 h 20 min 108.0 L
A6 A1 11 km, 07 min
Douglas 1,364 km 15:28 15 h 28 min 108.9 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 1,375 km 15:34 15 h 34 min 109.7 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 1,416 km 16:02 16 h 02 min 113.3 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 1,432 km 16:12 16 h 12 min 114.1 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 1,444 km 16:20 16 h 20 min 115.0 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 1,467 km 16:35 16 h 35 min 117.3 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 1,475 km 16:42 16 h 42 min 117.4 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 1,525 km 17:16 17 h 16 min 121.5 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 1,571 km 17:47 17 h 47 min 125.3 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 1,585 km 17:57 17 h 57 min 126.4 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 1,593 km 18:03 18 h 03 min 127.3 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 1,614 km 18:17 18 h 17 min 129.0 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 1,646 km 18:40 18 h 40 min 131.5 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 1,650 km 18:43 18 h 43 min 131.9 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 1,664 km 18:53 18 h 53 min 132.8 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 1,670 km 18:57 18 h 57 min 133.5 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 1,685 km 19:07 19 h 07 min 134.3 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 1,693 km 19:13 19 h 13 min 135.2 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 1,698 km 19:17 19 h 17 min 135.7 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 1,709 km 19:26 19 h 26 min 136.6 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Toowoomba to Cairns?

Fuel cost: 240.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,709 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.76 AUD / L)

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How long is a car ride from Toowoomba to Cairns?

Driving time: 19 h 27 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
  • 1,494 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 16 h 36 min
  • 141 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 45 min
  • 15 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 12 min
  • 35 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 35 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 Toowoomba to Cairns by land?

The distance between Toowoomba and Cairns is 1,709 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 Toowoomba and Cairns respectively.

How far is Toowoomba to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Toowoomba and Cairns is 1,343 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 Toowoomba and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Toowoomba from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 40 min to cover the distance of 1,343 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 6 h 6 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 Toowoomba to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 5 h 35 min to cover the distance of 1,343 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 6 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 Toowoomba and Cairns?

The halfway point between Toowoomba and Cairns is Clermont. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Clermont to Toowoomba is 856 km and driving will take about 9 h 46 min. The road between Clermont and Cairns has length 854 km and will take approximately 9 h 40 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Capella is in 790 km from Toowoomba and 919 km from Cairns
  • Emerald is in 752 km from Toowoomba and 957 km from Cairns
  • Frankfield is in 959 km from Toowoomba and 750 km from Cairns

Where is Toowoomba in relation to Cairns?

Toowoomba is located 1,343 km south-east of Cairns.

Toowoomba has geographic coordinates: latitude -27.56102, longitude 151.95335.

Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.9205, longitude 145.77189.

Which highway goes from Toowoomba to Cairns?

The route from Toowoomba to Cairns follows A7, A1, A2, A6.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • A21: 7 km
  • 82: 5 km
  • A4: 2 km
  • A5: 1 km
The distance between Toowoomba and Cairns is ranked 1,963rd in the ranking popularity.
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