Map of flight path from London to Colombo.
Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).
How far is Colombo from London?
There are several ways to calculate distances between London and Colombo. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 5417.415 miles
- 8718.484 kilometers
- 4707.605 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
- 5415.509 miles
- 8715.417 kilometers
- 4705.948 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between London and Colombo is 4 hours 30 minutes. Colombo is 4 hours 30 minutes ahead of London.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 639 kg (1 408 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
London (LHR) → Colombo (CMB).