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Distance between Cairns (CNS) and Townsville (TSV)

Flight distance from Cairns to Townsville (Cairns Airport – Townsville Airport) is 176 miles / 283 kilometers / 153 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV) is 219 miles / 352 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Cairns Airport (CNS) and Townsville Airport (TSV).

How far is Townsville from Cairns?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 175.803 miles
  • 282.927 kilometers
  • 152.768 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
  • 176.466 miles
  • 283.995 kilometers
  • 153.345 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 Townsville Airport
City: Townsville
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: TSV
ICAO Code: YBTL
Coordinates: 19°15′9″S, 146°45′53″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cairns and Townsville.

Time Difference

Cairns

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Townsville

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 51 kg (112 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cairns (CNS) → Townsville (TSV).

Distance:
176
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
176

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