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Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CMB flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.
MEL - CMB
Price
$556 - $1,108
CMB
Temperature
27 - 28 °C
CMB
Precipitation
60 - 350 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$891

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$751

From Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (MEL - CMB)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport at least 51 days early can save you up to 21% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 51 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for as little as $1,079 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,179 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. Flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Melbourne Airport in May are about $950 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $643.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CMB flights in October, November
27 Nov - 19 Feb
$1,457pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
27 Nov - 20 Feb
$1,480pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
27 Nov - 20 Feb
$1,500pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Melbourne found for this year
15 Dec - 30 Mar
$1,234pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
15 Dec - 9 Jan
$1,261pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
17 Dec - 16 Jan
$1,306pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Colombo from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Colombo direct flight deals
1 Apr - 8 Apr
$4,138pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
12 Apr - 9 May
$4,204pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Apr - 23 Apr
$4,208pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from Melbourne, departing today and this week
24 Oct - 1 Nov
$3,057pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Oct - 1 Nov
$3,234pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Oct - 31 Oct
$3,304pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Colombo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Colombo
19:40 - 18:25
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
28h 15m
MEL - CMB
Malaysia Airlines
$859
SmartFares
20:35 - 19:30
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
52h 25m
MEL - CMB
Singapore Airlines
15:25 - 19:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
33h 05m
MEL - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$934
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Colombo

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. SriLankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Singapore Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like SriLankan Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,195, but on average you can expect to pay $1,242.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $4,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport under $4,200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is less than $4,788.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $3,100?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next 7 days for less than $3,100.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport return?

According to our current data, Malaysia Airlines ($1,229), and Qantas Airways ($1,295) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Singapore Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $640. Malaysia Airlines flights start at $810 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $944 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is generally $1,788, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $259. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl), you can expect to pay $1,181 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Cathay Pacific, China Southern and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Colombo from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Colombo

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Colombo?

Returning to Melbourne from Colombo

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

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

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Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Colombo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Rs 147.87
Average temperature for October in Colombo
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Colombo
303.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Colombo choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Scoot
$448 $716 No cancel fee N/A
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Cathay Pacific
$510 $916 No cancel fee 72%
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Malindo Air
$551 $1,098 No cancel fee N/A
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China Southern
$584 $769 No cancel fee 69%
Search China Southern flights
Malaysia Airlines
$665 $997 No cancel fee 67%
Search Malaysia Airlines flights
China Eastern
$667 $977 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Search China Eastern flights
Singapore Airlines
$674 $1,101 No cancel fee 81%
Search Singapore Airlines flights
Thai Airways
$683 $1,059 No cancel fee 77%
Search Thai Airways flights
Virgin Australia
$706 $976 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$714 $1,159 No cancel fee 74%
Search Qantas Airways flights

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Colombo

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Colombo.
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Weekly flight availability
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