# Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Tennant Creek (TCA)

Flight distance from Cairns to Tennant Creek (Cairns Airport – Tennant Creek Airport) is 783 miles / 1261 kilometers / 681 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Tennant Creek (TCA) is 1114 miles / 1793 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 20 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Cairns to Tennant Creek.

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Tennant Creek Airport (TCA).

## How far is Tennant Creek from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 783.315 miles
• 1260.623 kilometers
• 680.682 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
• 782.460 miles
• 1259.247 kilometers
• 679.939 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 Tennant Creek Airport
City: Tennant Creek
Country: Australia
IATA Code: TCA
ICAO Code: YTNK
Coordinates: 19°38′3″S, 134°10′58″E

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Cairns and Tennant Creek is 30 minutes. Tennant Creek is 30 minutes behind Cairns.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 133 kg (294 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Tennant Creek (TCA).

Distance:
783
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
783

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