Distance from Council Bluffs (US) to Colombo (LK)

Name Council Bluffs Colombo
Country United States Sri Lanka
Country ISO codes US / USA LK / LKA
Continent North America Asia
Continent code NA AS
DD coordinates 41.266666 / -95.866670 6.927468 / 79.848358
Time zone America/Chicago Asia/Colombo
Airports 1 2
Straight distance from Council Bluffs to Colombo is 14638 kilometers (9096 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is Council Bluffs from Colombo, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 41.266666 / -95.866670 and 6.927468 / 79.848358.


When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far Council Bluffs (US) from Colombo (LK) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Council Bluffs to Colombo amounts to 14638 km / 9096 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 41.266666 / -95.866670 and coordinates to 6.927468 / 79.848358.

The flight time of 17 hours, 25 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Council Bluffs (US) to Colombo (LK) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/Chicago / Asia/Colombo.

Reverse direction from Colombo to Council Bluffs.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Council Bluffs (US)
Arrives in Colombo (LK)
Council Bluffs to Colombo distance 14638 km / 9096 mil
Avg car duration 162 hours, 38 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 243 hours, 58 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 146 hours, 23 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 16 hours, 15 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between Council Bluffs and Colombo is 14638 kilometers = 9096 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from Council Bluffs (41.266666 / -95.866670) to Colombo (6.927468 / 79.848358) is 9096 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Colombo takes approximately 16 hours, 15 minutes.
It will take you about 243 hours, 58 minutes to drive from Council Bluffs, US to Colombo, LK, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Colombo.