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How to find the cheapest flight from
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
$708 - $1,410
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

$708

From Melbourne to Colombo

One-way from

$718

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 54 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 54 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 $1,082, or $1,159 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, May can be a great choice for travel to Colombo. Flights to Colombo from Melbourne in May are about $874 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $607.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CMB flights in May, June
29 May - 29 Aug
$1,556pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
29 May - 29 Aug
$1,694pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
29 May - 30 Aug
$1,864pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Melbourne found for this year
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,219pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,220pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,262pp
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
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,219pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Nov - 8 Nov
$1,220pp
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
17 May - 24 May
$2,609pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 24 May
$2,634pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
18 May - 26 May
$4,115pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Colombo from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Colombo
17:45 - 19:35
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
30h 20m
MEL - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$718
CheapFaresNow
14:00 - 21:30
Etihad Airways
2 stops
36h 00m
MEL - CMB
Etihad Airways
$1,192
Travelgenio
03:35 - 19:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
44h 30m
MEL - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$1,472
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Colombo

What airport do you fly from for flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl?

Located just 19.3 km from the city centre, Melbourne is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from 13 different airlines.

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, 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 for under $1,273 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $1,273. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SriLankan Airlines for just $1,219, but on average you can expect to pay $1,374.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $1,273 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo under $1,273. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Colombo is less than $1,219.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Colombo for under $2,673?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Melbourne to Colombo within the next 7 days for less than $2,673.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Colombo?

Melbourne will have less rainfall in 2 compared to Colombo over the next 13 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?

SriLankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Qantas Airways can get you from Melbourne to Colombo in just under 10h 40m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 50m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne to Colombo from $1,220 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Malaysia Airlines, from $1,263, and Qantas Airways, from $1,324.

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 $1,192 on Etihad Airways.

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 152.50
Flight duration
10h 20m
Average temperature for May in Colombo
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Colombo
195.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Colombo

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Scoot
$331 $530 No cancel fee N/A
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China Southern
$433 $570 No cancel fee 69%

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

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Cathay Pacific
$378 $678 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$523 $723 No cancel fee 80%
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China Eastern
$494 $724 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.

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Malaysia Airlines
$492 $739 No cancel fee 67%
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Thai Airways
$506 $785 No cancel fee 77%
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Malindo Air
$408 $813 No cancel fee N/A
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Singapore Airlines
$499 $816 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$529 $858 No cancel fee 74%
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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
from Melbourne to Colombo
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Colombo.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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