Distance from Australia to Sri Lanka

Name Australia Sri Lanka
Country flag Flag of Australia Flag of Sri Lanka
Country ISO code AU / AUS LK / LKA
Continent Oceania Asia
Continent code OC AS
Capital Canberra Colombo
Total cities 5609 11016
Cost of living Cost of living in Australia Cost of living in Sri Lanka
DD coordinates -26.439092 / 133.281323 7.877422 / 80.700343
DMS coordinates -26°26'20.73" S / 133°16'52.76" E 7°52'38.72" N / 80°42'1.23" E
UTM coordinates 53J 328627.65305561 7074543.4108587 44N 466968.08569797 870758.56428869
Time zone Australia/Canberra Asia/Colombo
Airports Airports in Australia: 1749 Airports in Sri Lanka: 16
Miles from Australia to Sri Lanka: 4246
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There are many ways to find how far is Australia from Sri Lanka, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -26.439092 / 133.281323 (AU) and 7.877422 / 80.700343 (LK).


When trying to get from Australia to Sri Lanka, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 6833 km / 4246 mil. Surely, both AU and LK are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of -26.439092 / 133.281323 and the arrival coordinates of 7.877422 / 80.700343.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Australia to Sri Lanka is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 8 hours, 8 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Australia to Sri Lanka? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Australia (AU)
Arrives in Sri Lanka (LK)
Distance between Australia and Sri Lanka 6833 km / 4246 mil
Avg car duration 75 hours, 55 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 113 hours, 52 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 68 hours, 19 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 7 hours, 35 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 AU and LK is 6833 kilometers = 4246 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 AU to LK is 6833 kilometers = 4246 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to LK takes approximately 7 hours, 35 minutes.
It will take you about 113 hours, 52 minutes to drive from Australia (AU) to Sri Lanka (LK), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Australia from Sri Lanka.
Reverse direction from Sri Lanka to Australia.