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The best prices from Melbourne to Colombo are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

MEL - CMB
Price
$790 - $1,575
CMB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CMB
Rainfall
34 - 303 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

$790

From Melbourne to Colombo

One-way from

$759

One-way flight from Melbourne to Colombo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Colombo?

Flights from Melbourne to Colombo are generally found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Colombo.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 13% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 35 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to Colombo 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,217, or $1,332 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Colombo?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Colombo. Flights to Colombo from Melbourne in August are about $1,096 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $712.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Colombo (MEL - CMB)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Colombo at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 22% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo in October, November 2020

The best prices found for MEL to CMB flights in October, November
28 Nov - 4 Dec
$3,773pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
28 Nov - 4 Dec
$3,884pp
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Melbourne
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2 STOPS
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Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
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Melbourne
28 Nov - 4 Dec
$3,913pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
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CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Colombo 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Melbourne found for this year
28 Nov - 4 Dec
$3,773pp
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Melbourne
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3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
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Melbourne
28 Nov - 4 Dec
$3,884pp
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Melbourne
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Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
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28 Nov - 4 Dec
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One-way flights to Colombo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Colombo
20:00 - 18:30
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
28h 00m
MEL - CMB
Cathay Pacific
$759
mytrip.com
17:30 - 19:40
Etihad Airways
1 stop
31h 40m
MEL - CMB
Etihad Airways
$1,356
KAYAK
17:30 - 01:00
Qatar Airways
1 stop
37h 00m
MEL - CMB
Qatar Airways
$1,948
Bravofly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Colombo

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $3,837 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $3,837. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $3,773, but on average you can expect to pay $6,419.

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.

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, Cathay Pacific, and Virgin Australia 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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $3,837 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Colombo?

Melbourne will have less rainfall in 2 compared to Colombo over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Colombo?

With an average temperature of 33 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Colombo are hotter than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Colombo?

Qatar Airways can get you from Melbourne to Colombo in just under 32h 45m. Your travel time can differ by up to .

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Colombo return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne to Colombo from $9,225 return.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $759 on Cathay Pacific. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Etihad Airways from $1,285 and SriLankan Airlines from $1,842 one-way.

Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Colombo
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Rs 129.76
Average temperature for October in Colombo
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Colombo
303.0 mm

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