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  228.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Toowoomba  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A2 29 km, 22 min


Oakey  29 km  22 min  2.1 L  
A2 54 km, 36 min


Dalby  83 km  59 min  6.4 L  
A2 80 km, 55 min


Chinchilla  164 km  1 h 55 min  11.7 L  
A2 49 km, 33 min


Miles  213 km  2 h 28 min  15.7 L  
A2 139 km, 1 h 34 min


Roma  351 km  4 h 03 min  27.8 L  
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min


Rolleston  614 km  7 h 00 min  48.3 L  
A7 74 km, 50 min


Springsure  688 km  7 h 51 min  53.8 L  
A7 546 km, 6 h 08 min


Charters Towers  1,234 km  13 h 59 min  97.4 L  
A6 A1 476 km, 5 h 27 min


Cairns  1,709 km  19 h 26 min  136.6 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Toowoomba to Cairns?
Fuel cost: 228.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,709 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 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 greatcircle 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 OH6 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:
Where is Toowoomba in relation to Cairns?
Toowoomba is located 1,343 km southeast 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