Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Ayers Rock (AYQ)

Flight distance from Cairns to Ayers Rock (Cairns Airport – Ayers Rock Airport) is 1111 miles / 1788 kilometers / 965 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 36 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Ayers Rock (AYQ) is 1700 miles / 2736 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Ayers Rock.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ).

How far is Ayers Rock from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1110.996 miles
• 1787.974 kilometers
• 965.429 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
• 1110.994 miles
• 1787.971 kilometers
• 965.427 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
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

B Ayers Rock Airport
City: Ayers Rock
Country: Australia
IATA Code: AYQ
ICAO Code: YAYE
Coordinates: 25°11′9″S, 130°58′33″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Ayers Rock is 30 minutes. Ayers Rock is 30 minutes behind Cairns.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 157 kg (347 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Ayers Rock (AYQ).

Distance:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1111

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