Distance from Sydney to Cairns

Distance is 1954 kilometers or 1214 miles or 1055 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 Sydney and Cairns

Map - Shortest path between Sydney and Cairns
  • Location for Sydney
  • 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 Sydney

Latitude: 33° 52' South
Longitude: 151° 12' East
Initial heading:342.6°North-northwestNorth-northwest
Final heading:345.0°North-northwestNorth-northwest
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Heading from Cairns

Latitude: 16° 55' South
Longitude: 145° 47' East
Initial heading:165.0°South-southeastSouth-southeast
Final heading:162.6°South-southeastSouth-southeast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Sydney(Australia - New South Wales)Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:08:15 PM
Cairns(Australia - Queensland)Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:08:15 PM

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