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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.

Beijing – Colombo

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3224
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5189
Kilometers
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2802
Nautical miles
Flight time duration
6 h 36 min
Time Difference
2 h 30 min
CO2 emission
361 kg

How far is Colombo from Beijing?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Beijing Capital International Airport to Ratmalana Airport is 6 hours 36 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Beijing to Colombo generates about 361 kg of CO2 per passenger, 361 kilograms is equal to 796 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Beijing to Colombo

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

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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