Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo

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How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Colombo

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 to CMB flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.

ME1 - 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

Round-trip from

$775

From Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

One-way from

$674

One-way flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

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

To save up to 21% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from $1,113 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,216 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Melbourne. Prices for May average $981 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $663. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 57% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (ME1 - CMB)?

When flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to CMB flights in January, February
14 Feb. - 6 May
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

29h 40m
$900

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

19 Feb. - 19 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 10m
$910

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

15 Feb. - 8 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 10m
$911

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Melbourne to Colombo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Melbourne found for this year
6 Jun. - 19 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

14h 40m
$851

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

1 Jun. - 29 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

14h 40m
$853

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

5 May - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

27h 55m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

14h 40m
$879

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

Direct flights to Colombo from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Colombo direct flight deals
5 May - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

10h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

9h 50m
$977

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

3 May - 31 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

10h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

9h 50m
$1,035

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

2 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

10h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

9h 50m
$1,084

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from Melbourne, departing today and this week
2 Feb. - 1 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

13h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

27h 20m
$910

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

2 Feb. - 1 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 05m
$953

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

2 Feb. - 1 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

15h 05m
$959

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

One-way flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Colombo
30 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

30h 46m
$574

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

22 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

33h 15m
$575

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

18 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

32h 50m
$577

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 24/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Colombo flights.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $851, but on average you can expect to pay $900.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport under $1,000. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is less than $1,221.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport round-trip?

Currently priced at $851, Malaysia Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport and back. In addition to Malaysia Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Singapore Airlines for as low as $895. Users have found that Malaysia Airlines is 13% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

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

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

On average you can expect to pay $1,660 for a flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. The cheapest flight overall is $349 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl) is currently priced at $984.

Can I fly to Colombo from Melbourne right now?

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) 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 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. 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 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.

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Scoot
Cheapest$462
Average$739
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$527
Average$945
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Malindo Air
Cheapest$569
Average$1,133
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$603
Average$794
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Malaysia Airlines
Cheapest$686
Average$1,029
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$689
Average$1,008
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$696
Average$1,136
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Thai Airways
Cheapest$705
Average$1,093
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$729
Average$1,008
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$737
Average$1,196
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Colombo

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Colombo
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
66%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
33%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Colombo

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Colombo
Sunday0daily flights
Monday0daily flights
Tuesday1daily flight
Wednesday0daily flights
Thursday0daily flights
Friday0daily flights
Saturday1daily flight