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Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Lightning Ridge (LHG)

Flight distance from Cairns to Lightning Ridge (Cairns Airport – Lightning Ridge Airport) is 877 miles / 1411 kilometers / 762 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 9 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Lightning Ridge (LHG) is 1102 miles / 1773 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 25 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Lightning Ridge.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Lightning Ridge Airport (LHG).

How far is Lightning Ridge from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 876.562 miles
  • 1410.689 kilometers
  • 761.711 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
  • 879.960 miles
  • 1416.158 kilometers
  • 764.664 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 Lightning Ridge Airport
City: Lightning Ridge
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: LHG
ICAO Code: YLRD
Coordinates: 29°27′24″S, 147°59′2″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Lightning Ridge is 1 hour. Lightning Ridge is 1 hour ahead of Cairns.

Time Difference

Cairns

 AEST

Lightning Ridge

 AEDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 142 kg (312 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Lightning Ridge (LHG).

Distance:
877
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
877

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