Distance from Russia to Sri Lanka

Name Russia Sri Lanka
Country flag Flag of Russia Flag of Sri Lanka
Country ISO code RU / RUS LK / LKA
Continent Europe Asia
Continent code EU AS
Capital Moscow Colombo
Total cities 8899 11016
Cost of living Cost of living in Russia Cost of living in Sri Lanka
DD coordinates 55.000000 / 103.000000 7.877422 / 80.700343
DMS coordinates 55°00'0.00" N / 103°00'0.00" E 7°52'38.72" N / 80°42'1.23" E
UTM coordinates 48U 372071.8086231 6096620.7070769 44N 466968.08569797 870758.56428869
Time zone Europe/Moscow Asia/Colombo
Airports Airports in Russia: 874 Airports in Sri Lanka: 16
Miles from Russia to Sri Lanka: 3480
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There are many ways to find how far is Russia from Sri Lanka, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 55.000000 / 103.000000 (RU) and 7.877422 / 80.700343 (LK).


When trying to get from Russia to Sri Lanka, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 5600 km / 3480 mil. Surely, both RU 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 55.000000 / 103.000000 and the arrival coordinates of 7.877422 / 80.700343.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Russia to Sri Lanka is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 6 hours, 40 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 Russia 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 Russia (RU)
Arrives in Sri Lanka (LK)
Distance between Russia and Sri Lanka 5600 km / 3480 mil
Avg car duration 62 hours, 13 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 93 hours, 19 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 55 hours, 59 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 6 hours, 13 minutes (900 km/h)

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

Russia and Sri Lanka on map

People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between RU and LK is 5600 kilometers = 3480 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 RU to LK is 5600 kilometers = 3480 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to LK takes approximately 6 hours, 13 minutes.
It will take you about 93 hours, 19 minutes to drive from Russia (RU) to Sri Lanka (LK), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Russia from Sri Lanka.
Reverse direction from Sri Lanka to Russia.