# Distance between Weipa (WEI) and Lightning Ridge (LHG)

Flight distance from Weipa to Lightning Ridge (Weipa Airport – Lightning Ridge Airport) is 1218 miles / 1960 kilometers / 1059 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Weipa (WEI) to Lightning Ridge (LHG) is 1584 miles / 2550 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 24 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Weipa to Lightning Ridge.

Shortest flight path between Weipa Airport (WEI) and Lightning Ridge Airport (LHG).

## How far is Lightning Ridge from Weipa?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Weipa and Lightning Ridge. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1218.192 miles
• 1960.489 kilometers
• 1058.579 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
• 1222.655 miles
• 1967.672 kilometers
• 1062.458 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 Weipa Airport
City: Weipa
Country: Australia
IATA Code: WEI
ICAO Code: YBWP
Coordinates: 12°40′42″S, 141°55′30″E

B Lightning Ridge Airport
City: Lightning Ridge
Country: Australia
IATA Code: LHG
ICAO Code: YLRD
Coordinates: 29°27′24″S, 147°59′2″E

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Weipa and Lightning Ridge is 1 hour. Lightning Ridge is 1 hour ahead of Weipa.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 162 kg (358 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Weipa (WEI) → Lightning Ridge (LHG).

Distance:
1218
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1218

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