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Distance between Darwin (DRW) and Cairns (CNS)

Flight distance from Darwin to Cairns (Darwin International Airport – Cairns Airport) is 1042 miles / 1677 kilometers / 905 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 28 minutes.

Driving distance from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS) is 1723 miles / 2773 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 45 minutes.

Darwin – Cairns

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1042
Miles
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1677
Kilometers
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905
Nautical miles
Flight time duration
2 h 28 min
CO2 emission
153 kg

How far is Cairns from Darwin?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1041.777 miles
  • 1676.578 kilometers
  • 905.280 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
  • 1040.962 miles
  • 1675.265 kilometers
  • 904.571 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).

How long does it take to fly from Darwin to Cairns?

Estimated flight time from Darwin International Airport to Cairns Airport is 2 hours 28 minutes.

What is the time difference between Darwin and Cairns?

The time difference between Darwin and Cairns is 30 minutes. Cairns is 30 minutes ahead of Darwin.
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Flight carbon footprint between Darwin International Airport (DRW) and Cairns Airport (CNS)

On average flying from Darwin to Cairns generates about 153 kg of CO2 per passenger, 153 kilograms is equal to 338 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Darwin to Cairns

Shortest flight path between Darwin International Airport (DRW) and Cairns Airport (CNS).

Airport information

Origin Darwin International Airport
City: Darwin
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: DRW
ICAO Code: YPDN
Coordinates: 12°24′52″S, 130°52′37″E
Destination Cairns Airport
City: Cairns
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: CNS
ICAO Code: YBCS
Coordinates: 16°53′8″S, 145°45′18″E

Airlines flying from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS)

Jetstar Airways
Qantas