# How far is Trincomalee from Colombo?

The distance between Colombo (Ratmalana Airport) and Trincomalee (China Bay Airport) is 148 miles / 238 kilometers / 128 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Colombo (RML) to Trincomalee (TRR) is 171 miles / 275 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 4 hours 47 minutes.

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238
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128
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## Distance from Colombo to Trincomalee

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Colombo to Trincomalee. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 147.661 miles
• 237.638 kilometers
• 128.314 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
• 148.111 miles
• 238.361 kilometers
• 128.705 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 Trincomalee?

The estimated flight time from Ratmalana Airport to China Bay Airport is 46 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Ratmalana Airport (RML) and China Bay Airport (TRR)

On average, flying from Colombo to Trincomalee generates about 47 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 47 kilograms equals 103 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 Trincomalee

See the map of the shortest flight path between Ratmalana Airport (RML) and China Bay Airport (TRR).

## 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 China Bay Airport
City: Trincomalee
Country: Sri Lanka
IATA Code: TRR
ICAO Code: VCCT
Coordinates: 8°32′18″N, 81°10′54″E