Distance from Melbourne to Cairns

Distance is 2316 kilometers or 1439 miles or 1251 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map – Shortest path between Melbourne and Cairns

Map – Shortest path between Melbourne and Cairns
  • Location for Melbourne
  • Location for Cairns

The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Melbourne

Latitude: 37° 49' South
Longitude: 144° 58' East
Initial heading:2.2°NorthNorth
Final heading:1.8°NorthNorth

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Heading from Cairns

Latitude: 16° 55' South
Longitude: 145° 47' East
Initial heading:181.8°SouthSouth
Final heading:182.2°SouthSouth

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:59:42 AM
Cairns (Australia - Queensland)Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:59:42 AM

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