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Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Melbourne (MEL)

Flight distance from Cairns to Melbourne (Cairns Airport – Melbourne Airport) is 1432 miles / 2305 kilometers / 1245 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Melbourne (MEL) is 1813 miles / 2918 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 28 minutes.

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).

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 Melbourne Airport
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: MEL
ICAO Code: YMML
Coordinates: 37°40′23″S, 144°50′34″E

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Cairns

 AEST

Melbourne

 AEDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Melbourne (MEL).

Distance:
1432
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1432

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