Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Mackay (MKY)

Flight distance from Cairns to Mackay (Cairns Airport – Mackay Airport) is 370 miles / 596 kilometers / 322 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY) is 463 miles / 745 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 1 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Mackay.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Mackay Airport (MKY).

How far is Mackay from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 370.220 miles
• 595.812 kilometers
• 321.713 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
• 371.087 miles
• 597.207 kilometers
• 322.466 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 Mackay Airport
City: Mackay
Country: Australia
IATA Code: MKY
ICAO Code: YBMK
Coordinates: 21°10′18″S, 149°10′47″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cairns and Mackay.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 80 kg (175 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Mackay (MKY).

Distance:
370
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
370

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