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Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Adelaide (ADL)

Flight distance from Cairns to Adelaide (Cairns Airport – Adelaide Airport) is 1321 miles / 2126 kilometers / 1148 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL) is 1790 miles / 2880 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 9 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Adelaide.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Adelaide Airport (ADL).

How far is Adelaide from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1320.989 miles
  • 2125.926 kilometers
  • 1147.908 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
  • 1324.977 miles
  • 2132.345 kilometers
  • 1151.374 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 Cairns Airport
City: Cairns
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

B Adelaide Airport
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: ADL
ICAO Code: YPAD
Coordinates: 34°56′41″S, 138°31′51″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Adelaide is 30 minutes. Adelaide is 30 minutes behind Cairns.

Time Difference

Cairns

 AEST

Adelaide

 ACST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (371 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Adelaide (ADL).

Distance:
1321
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1321

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