Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Melbourne.
Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Melbourne Airport (MEL).
How far is Melbourne from Cairns?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Cairns and Melbourne. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1432.448 miles
- 2305.302 kilometers
- 1244.763 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
- 1437.349 miles
- 2313.190 kilometers
- 1249.023 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Cairns and Melbourne is 1 hour. Melbourne is 1 hour ahead of Cairns.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Cairns (CNS) → Melbourne (MEL).