# Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Kowanyama (KWM)

Flight distance from Cairns to Kowanyama (Cairns Airport – Kowanyama Airport) is 283 miles / 455 kilometers / 246 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Kowanyama (KWM) is 377 miles / 606 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 19 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Kowanyama Airport (KWM).

## How far is Kowanyama from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 282.924 miles
• 455.323 kilometers
• 245.855 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
• 282.739 miles
• 455.024 kilometers
• 245.693 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 Kowanyama Airport
City: Kowanyama
Country: Australia
IATA Code: KWM
ICAO Code: YKOW
Coordinates: 15°29′8″S, 141°45′3″E

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cairns and Kowanyama.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (147 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Kowanyama (KWM).

Distance:
283
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
283

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