How far is Jaffna from Colombo?

The distance between Colombo (Ratmalana Airport) and Jaffna (Jaffna Airport) is 205 miles / 329 kilometers / 178 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Colombo (RML) to Jaffna (JAF) is 264 miles / 425 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 8 hours 8 minutes.

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Nautical miles

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)
• 204.516 miles
• 329.137 kilometers
• 177.720 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
• 205.616 miles
• 330.906 kilometers
• 178.675 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 Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna Airport is 53 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between Ratmalana Airport (RML) and Jaffna Airport (JAF)

On average, flying from Colombo to Jaffna generates about 55 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 55 kilograms equals 122 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 Ratmalana Airport (RML) and Jaffna Airport (JAF).

Airport information

Origin Ratmalana Airport
City: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
IATA Code: RML
ICAO Code: VCCC
Coordinates: 6°49′19″N, 79°53′10″E
Destination Jaffna Airport
City: Jaffna
Country: Sri Lanka
IATA Code: JAF
ICAO Code: VCCJ
Coordinates: 9°47′32″N, 80°4′12″E