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Distance between Beijing (PEK) and Colombo (RML)

Flight distance from Beijing to Colombo (Beijing Capital International Airport – Ratmalana Airport) is 3224 miles / 5189 kilometers / 2802 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 36 minutes.

Map of flight path from Beijing to Colombo.

Shortest flight path between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Ratmalana Airport (RML).

How far is Colombo from Beijing?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Beijing and Colombo. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3224.188 miles
  • 5188.828 kilometers
  • 2801.743 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
  • 3227.733 miles
  • 5194.533 kilometers
  • 2804.824 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).

Airport information


A Beijing Capital International Airport
City: Beijing
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: PEK
ICAO Code: ZBAA
Coordinates: 40°4′48″N, 116°35′5″E

B Ratmalana Airport
City: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka
IATA Code: RML
ICAO Code: VCCC
Coordinates: 6°49′19″N, 79°53′10″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Beijing and Colombo is 2 hours 30 minutes. Colombo is 2 hours 30 minutes behind Beijing.

Time Difference

Beijing

 CST

Colombo

 +0530

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 361 kg (796 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Beijing (PEK) → Colombo (RML).

Distance:
3224
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3224

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