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Distance between Auckland (AKL) and Cairns (CNS)

Flight distance from Auckland to Cairns (Auckland Airport – Cairns Airport) is 2249 miles / 3619 kilometers / 1954 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 45 minutes.

Map of flight path from Auckland to Cairns.

Shortest flight path between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Cairns Airport (CNS).

How far is Cairns from Auckland?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Auckland and Cairns. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2248.588 miles
  • 3618.752 kilometers
  • 1953.970 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 2249.042 miles
  • 3619.482 kilometers
  • 1954.364 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Auckland Airport
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: AKL
ICAO Code: NZAA
Coordinates: 37°0′29″S, 174°47′31″E

B Cairns Airport
City: Cairns
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Auckland and Cairns is 3 hours. Cairns is 3 hours behind Auckland.

Time Difference

Auckland

 NZDT

Cairns

 AEST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 246 kg (542 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Auckland (AKL) → Cairns (CNS).

Distance:
2249
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2249

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