# 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
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

B Townsville Airport
City: Townsville
Country: 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.

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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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