# Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Emerald (EMD)

Flight distance from Cairns to Emerald (Cairns Airport – Emerald Airport) is 486 miles / 782 kilometers / 422 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Emerald (EMD) is 602 miles / 969 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 47 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Emerald.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Emerald Airport (EMD).

## How far is Emerald from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 485.800 miles
• 781.819 kilometers
• 422.148 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
• 487.636 miles
• 784.774 kilometers
• 423.744 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 Emerald Airport
City: Emerald
Country: Australia
IATA Code: EMD
ICAO Code: YEML
Coordinates: 23°34′2″S, 148°10′44″E

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cairns and Emerald.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 97 kg (213 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Emerald (EMD).

Distance:
486
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
486

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