Distance between Townsville and Cairns

The distance from Townsville to Cairns is 348 kilometers by road including 4 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 4 hours and 2 minutes and goes through Currajong, Bohle, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, El Arish and Gordonvale.

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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Townsville 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
14 6 km, 04 min
Currajong 6 km 0:04 04 min 0.4 L
14 5 km, 03 min
Bohle 11 km 0:08 08 min 0.7 L
14 A1 103 km, 1 h 09 min
Ingham 114 km 1:17 1 h 17 min 8.5 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 164 km 1:52 1 h 52 min 12.6 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 209 km 2:23 2 h 23 min 16.4 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 224 km 2:33 2 h 33 min 17.5 L
A1 99 km, 1 h 09 min
Gordonvale 323 km 3:43 3 h 43 min 25.4 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 331 km 3:49 3 h 49 min 26.3 L
A1 16 km, 12 min
Cairns 348 km 4:02 4 h 02 min 27.7 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Townsville 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
14 6 km, 04 min
Currajong 6 km 0:04 04 min 0.4 L
14 5 km, 03 min
Bohle 11 km 0:08 08 min 0.7 L
14 A1 44 km, 29 min
Rollingstone 55 km 0:37 37 min 4.4 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 70 km 0:48 48 min 5.2 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 83 km 0:56 56 min 6.1 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 105 km 1:11 1 h 11 min 8.4 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 114 km 1:17 1 h 17 min 8.5 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 164 km 1:51 1 h 51 min 12.6 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 209 km 2:22 2 h 22 min 16.4 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 224 km 2:33 2 h 33 min 17.5 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 232 km 2:38 2 h 38 min 18.4 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 252 km 2:52 2 h 52 min 20.1 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 284 km 3:16 3 h 16 min 22.5 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 289 km 3:19 3 h 19 min 23.0 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 302 km 3:28 3 h 28 min 23.9 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 309 km 3:33 3 h 33 min 24.6 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 323 km 3:43 3 h 43 min 25.4 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 331 km 3:49 3 h 49 min 26.3 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 336 km 3:52 3 h 52 min 26.8 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 348 km 4:01 4 h 01 min 27.7 L

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Fuel cost: 46.8 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 348 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)

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How long is a car ride from Townsville to Cairns?

Driving time: 4 h 2 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 275 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 3 h 3 min
  • 51 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 38 min
  • 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
  • 14 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Townsville to Cairns by land?

The distance between Townsville and Cairns is 348 km by road including 4 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Cairns respectively.

How far is Townsville to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Townsville and Cairns is 283 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 Townsville and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Townsville from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 21 min to cover the distance of 283 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 17 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 Townsville to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 10 min to cover the distance of 283 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 20 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 Townsville and Cairns?

The halfway point between Townsville and Cairns is Cardwell. It is located about 10 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Cardwell to Townsville is 164 km and driving will take about 1 h 51 min. The road between Cardwell and Cairns has length 184 km and will take approximately 2 h 10 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Tully is in 209 km from Townsville and 139 km from Cairns
  • El Arish is in 224 km from Townsville and 124 km from Cairns

Where is Townsville in relation to Cairns?

Townsville is located 283 km south-east of Cairns.

Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude -19.25694, longitude 146.82395.

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

Which highway goes from Townsville to Cairns?

The route from Townsville to Cairns follows A1.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 14: 11 km
The distance between Townsville and Cairns is ranked 45th in the ranking popularity.
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