# Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Mount Isa (ISA)

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

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Mount Isa (ISA) is 708 miles / 1140 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 4 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Mount Isa Airport (ISA).

## How far is Mount Isa from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 485.736 miles
• 781.716 kilometers
• 422.093 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
• 485.864 miles
• 781.923 kilometers
• 422.205 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 Mount Isa Airport
City: Mount Isa
Country: Australia
IATA Code: ISA
ICAO Code: YBMA
Coordinates: 20°39′50″S, 139°29′20″E

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cairns and Mount Isa.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

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

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Mount Isa (ISA).

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

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
486

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