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Distance from Colombo to Chennai

Distance between Colombo and Chennai is 686 kilometers (426 miles).
Driving distance from Colombo to Chennai is 1208 kilometers (750 miles).

air 686 km
air 426 miles
car 1208 km
car 750 miles

Distance Map Between Colombo and Chennai

Colombo, Sri LankaChennai, India = 426 miles = 686 km.

How far is it between Colombo and Chennai

Colombo is located in Sri Lanka with (6.9319,79.8478) coordinates and Chennai is located in India with (13.0878,80.2785) coordinates. The calculated flying distance from Colombo to Chennai is equal to 426 miles which is equal to 686 km.

If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Colombo and Chennai is 1207.61 km. If you ride your car with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour (70 miles/h), travel time will be 10 hours 46 minutes. Please check the avg. speed travel time table on the right for various options.
Difference between fly and go by a car is 522 km.

City/PlaceLatitude and LongitudeGPS Coordinates
Colombo 6.9319, 79.8478 6° 55´ 54.9840'' N
79° 50´ 52.0080'' E
Chennai 13.0878, 80.2785 13° 5´ 16.2240'' N
80° 16´ 42.4920'' E

Estimated Travel Time Between Colombo and Chennai

Average SpeedTravel Time
30 mph (48 km/h) 25 hours 09 minutes
40 mph (64 km/h) 18 hours 52 minutes
50 mph (80 km/h) 15 hours 05 minutes
60 mph (97 km/h) 12 hours 26 minutes
70 mph (112 km/h) 10 hours 46 minutes
75 mph (120 km/h) 10 hours 03 minutes
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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