How far is Colombo from Jaffna?

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

The driving distance from Jaffna (JAF) to Colombo (CMB) is 239 miles / 385 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 7 hours 36 minutes.

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Distance from Jaffna to Colombo

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Jaffna to Colombo. 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 Jaffna to Colombo?

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

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

On average, flying from Jaffna to Colombo 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 Jaffna to Colombo

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

Airport information

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