# 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
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

B Lightning Ridge Airport
City: Lightning Ridge
Country: 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.

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## 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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