# Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Port Lincoln (PLO)

Flight distance from Cairns to Port Lincoln (Cairns Airport – Port Lincoln Airport) is 1364 miles / 2196 kilometers / 1186 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Port Lincoln (PLO) is 1811 miles / 2915 kilometers and travel time by car is about 35 hours 58 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Port Lincoln.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Port Lincoln Airport (PLO).

## How far is Port Lincoln from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1364.439 miles
• 2195.852 kilometers
• 1185.665 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
• 1367.952 miles
• 2201.506 kilometers
• 1188.718 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 Port Lincoln Airport
City: Port Lincoln
Country: Australia
IATA Code: PLO
ICAO Code: YPLC
Coordinates: 34°36′19″S, 135°52′48″E

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Port Lincoln is 30 minutes. Port Lincoln is 30 minutes behind Cairns.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 171 kg (377 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Port Lincoln (PLO).

Distance:
1364
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1364

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