Cheap flights to Colombo

Flights to Colombo in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,181Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$824From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo
One-way from$549One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Colombo (CMB)

Cheap flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport in January, February 2022

The best prices found for LK1 flights for January, February
18 Feb. - 26 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

31h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

38h 45m
$824

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

25 Feb. - 22 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 25m
$932

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

25 Feb. - 14 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 25m
$942

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Bandaranaike Intl Airport 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport found for this year
18 Feb. - 26 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

31h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

38h 45m
$824

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

3 May - 22 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

30h 40m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 10m
$839

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

26 Apr. - 11 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

30h 40m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

30h 50m
$848

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Last minute flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport

Late deals on return flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport, departing today and this week
28 Jan. - 15 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 50m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 40m
$960

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

29 Jan. - 18 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

12h 50m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

29h 35m
$962

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

30 Jan. - 18 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

12h 50m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

29h 35m
$964

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Can I fly to Colombo from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Colombo

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Colombo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Colombo.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka. Each traveler must have their own form filled out.

Health Pass For Public Activity - Travelers are required to present proof of vaccination before checking in to hotels and other public places. The health pass should be presented as valid proof of vaccination.

Health Insurance - Travelers must pay for COVID-19 local travel insurance at USD $12 with coverage of USD $50,000 for up to 1 month.

Fully vaccinated travelers are recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that will cover health and other expenses related to COVID-19. If traveling with unvaccinated or not-fully vaccinated children, the comprehensive travel insurance should be extended to also cover them.




Can I fly back to Australia from Colombo?

Returning to Australia from Colombo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Colombo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Colombo are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Colombo?

The cheapest ticket to Colombo found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$986

February

$849

March

$824

April

$867

May

$864

June

$907

July

$881

August

$909

September

$945

October

$859

November

$866

December

$1,175

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Colombo. Flying to Colombo in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Average Colombo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - LK1

Price

$824 - $1,621

LK1

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

LK1

Precipitation

60 - 350 mm

September is typically the best time to fly to Colombo, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Colombo, the warmest period tends to be March, with the wettest being October.

When is the best time to book a flight to Colombo?

The price you pay for your flight to Colombo may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 53 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

When to fly

Two monsoon seasons deter travellers from visiting Colombo from May through August and October through December. In general, the best time to fly to Colombo is between January and March, when rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures climb toward their highest. Travellers seeking a trip filled with festivals may want to consider braving the monsoon season and travelling in May for the celebration of Buddha’s birth, which sees Colombo covered in lanterns, lights and other decorations. Cheaper flights to Colombo can be found outside of the peak travel months of January, February and March when other celebrations take place.

Duruthu Perahera at Kelaniya Temple

Traditionally, the Duruthu Perahera takes place on the pre-full moon day in the month of January. The spectacular procession entices hundreds and thousands of natives and tourists who are keen to witness the cultural heritage and ancient traditions of the nation through the remarkable parades of folk music, rhythmic dance and drum performances outside the Temple Purlieu.

Navam Perehera  

Every year, the streets of Colombo come alive to celebrate February’s full moon. The streets are flowing with vibrant and colourful processions with a display of dancers, drummers, traditional folklore, music and Chieftains in traditional attire. The main attraction of the parade is the hundreds of elephants that travel from various parts of the country dressed in shining cloaks. This huge event is located at Gangarama Temple in Colombo with more than a million spectators taking flights to Colombo annually.  

Why visit

As is the case with many sprawling metropolises in the region, Colombo today is a sum of its many contrasting parts: historic religious sites against modern skyscrapers, a spread of ethnicities living side by side and extensive green spaces surrounded by the fumes of heavy traffic. History and modernity live side by side in Sri Lanka’s capital city on the ocean shore.

The first-time visitors who fly to Colombo may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people, traffic and activity that fill the streets of, but with time, the city’s charms begin to win over newcomers. There’s plenty to see, but many visitors choose to start with the stunning temples found throughout Colombo. Of these, the colourful Gangaramaya Temple is a favourite among visitors for its incredible Buddhist statues and museum. Colombo’s past is on full display at sites like The National Museum of Colombo, the Natural History Museum and the Dutch Period Museum, while contemporary and Sri Lankan art greet visitors to the National Art Gallery.

A metropolis Colombo surely is, but there are ample opportunities to escape the urban in favour of a more natural retreat. The wildlife that takes up residence at Viharamahadevi Park adds a lively element to a stroll through this lushly landscaped green space, while the Talangama Wetland just outside the city proper offers lakeside relaxation amongst butterflies and greenery.

After recharging, visitors can head to Galle Face Green, an oceanfront promenade that attracts many for some of the best sunset views in the city.

Getting from the airport

The only international airport serving the city is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), which is about 32 km north of the city. Depending on how heavy the traffic is, the journey between Bandaranaike International Airport and Colombo can take between half an hour and one hour. A shuttle runs every 15 minutes to take passengers from the airport terminal to a nearby bus station, where public transportation connects travellers to Colombo. Taxis are also available with fixed rates.

Getting around Colombo

Colombo’s streets are filled with three-wheel vehicles known as tuk-tuks, and these motorised for-hire vehicles can be a convenient way to get around the city. Tourists should opt for metered tuk-tuks rather than trying to negotiate a rate with the driver or better yet, seek out a special tourist-friendly fleet operated by the Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority. Taxis are also available, as are public buses and a train system.

How popular are flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) this year?

There has been a 104% increase in demand for Colombo flights over the last year.