# How far is Jaffna from Colombo?

The distance between Colombo (Bandaranaike International Airport) and Jaffna (Jaffna Airport) is 180 miles / 290 kilometers / 156 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Colombo (CMB) to Jaffna (JAF) is 239 miles / 385 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 7 hours 35 minutes.

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## Distance from Colombo to Jaffna

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Colombo to Jaffna. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 179.925 miles
• 289.561 kilometers
• 156.350 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 180.889 miles
• 291.113 kilometers
• 157.189 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 Colombo to Jaffna?

The estimated flight time from Bandaranaike International Airport to Jaffna Airport is 50 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Colombo and Jaffna?

There is no time difference between Colombo and Jaffna.

## Flight carbon footprint between Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Jaffna Airport (JAF)

On average, flying from Colombo to Jaffna generates about 51 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 51 kilograms equals 114 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Colombo to Jaffna

See the map of the shortest flight path between Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Jaffna Airport (JAF).

## Airport information

Origin Bandaranaike International Airport
City: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
IATA Code: CMB
ICAO Code: VCBI
Coordinates: 7°10′50″N, 79°53′2″E
Destination Jaffna Airport
City: Jaffna
Country: Sri Lanka
IATA Code: JAF
ICAO Code: VCCJ
Coordinates: 9°47′32″N, 80°4′12″E