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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from $364

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 4/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
MEL — CMB
2 Mar — 9 Mar1
1 adult
Sat 2/3
Sat 9/3

The best prices from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl are usually found in October or May, booked 81 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Colombo

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (ME1) to Colombo (CMB). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 27 February 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$1,768

One-way from

$371
High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
From Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
One-way flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

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

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 10%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport at least 59 days early can save you up to 29% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 59 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for as little as $1,674 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 $1,917 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. Flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Melbourne in October are about $1,503 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $944.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 16% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Singapore Airlines flights from Melbourne to Colombo

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Singapore Airlines for the route between Melbourne and Colombo. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Singapore Airlines flights we've come across from Melbourne to Colombo. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
Mon 27/507:15MEL - CMB
1 stop20h 50mSingapore Airlines
Sun 2/600:50CMB - MEL
1 stop15h 15mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 26/2$977
Wed 12/607:15MEL - CMB
1 stop20h 50mSingapore Airlines
Wed 19/600:50CMB - MEL
1 stop24h 40mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,013
Mon 27/523:35MEL - CMB
1 stop28h 30mSingapore Airlines
Fri 28/600:50CMB - MEL
1 stop15h 15mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,090

Cheap Air India flights from Melbourne to Colombo

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air India for the route between Melbourne and Colombo. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available Air India flights departing from Melbourne and landing in Colombo. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Fri 7/609:45MEL - CMB
1 stop34h 50mAir India
Tue 18/608:20CMB - MEL
1 stop17h 10mAir India
Deal found 26/2$1,115
Sun 3/320:00MEL - CMB
2 stops40h 50mAir India
Sun 17/308:20CMB - MEL
1 stop18h 10mAir India
Deal found 25/2$1,425
Wed 6/309:30MEL - CMB
1 stop35h 45mAir India
Sat 6/413:35CMB - MEL
2 stops23h 05mAir India
Deal found 25/2$1,488

Cheap Melbourne to Colombo flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to Colombo specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Prices were last updated on 27 February 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Melbourne to Colombo in February and March 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$732
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$750
Mon 11/322:30MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$751
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$762
Mon 11/322:30MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$779
Thu 14/313:35MEL - CMB
2 stops25h 20mMultiple Airlines
Thu 21/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop24h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$794
Wed 20/321:15MEL - CMB
2 stops41h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/522:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$796
Thu 14/322:30MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$800
Wed 13/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$803

Melbourne to Colombo 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and Colombo in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights travelling from Melbourne to Colombo in February and March 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$732
Mon 6/505:55MEL - CMB
1 stop20h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sun 19/522:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$742
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$750
Mon 11/322:30MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 26/2$751
Wed 5/605:55MEL - CMB
1 stop20h 30mMultiple Airlines
Wed 19/622:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$761
Mon 11/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sun 24/323:00CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$762
Mon 6/505:55MEL - CMB
1 stop20h 30mMultiple Airlines
Mon 21/1022:55CMB - MEL
1 stop24h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/2$770
Mon 11/322:30MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 17/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$779
Sun 8/908:00MEL - CMB
2 stops36h 35mMultiple Airlines
Fri 27/901:10CMB - MEL
2 stops24h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/2$780

Direct flights to Colombo from Melbourne

Discover direct flight options from Melbourne to Colombo. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
For a quicker trip, book one of these direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo. Users can also choose from other Melbourne to Colombo flights by using the search form above.
Wed 20/317:25MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Sat 4/500:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,185
Sun 10/317:25MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Tue 19/300:35CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,196
Mon 27/516:10MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Sun 2/600:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 26/2$1,210
Wed 20/317:25MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Fri 3/500:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,217
Fri 12/416:10MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Wed 1/500:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,233
Tue 9/416:10MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Mon 22/400:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,240
Tue 2/417:10MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Fri 7/600:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,252
Wed 17/416:10MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Fri 3/500:25CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,254
Mon 11/317:25MEL - CMB
Nonstop10h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Sat 23/300:35CMB - MEL
Nonstop9h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 25/2$1,258

Melbourne to Colombo flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to Colombo for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from Melbourne to Colombo departing last-minute. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Sun 3/313:35MEL - CMB
2 stops25h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 31/311:45CMB - MEL
2 stops36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/2$906
Wed 6/313:35MEL - CMB
3 stops37h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 13/310:25CMB - MEL
3 stops29h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/2$910
Wed 6/313:35MEL - CMB
3 stops28h 45mMultiple Airlines
Wed 13/323:00CMB - MEL
3 stops39h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$924
Mon 4/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Tue 12/323:00CMB - MEL
3 stops41h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$926
Mon 4/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Tue 12/323:00CMB - MEL
2 stops27h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$929
Wed 6/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 13/310:25CMB - MEL
2 stops29h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 24/2$935
Thu 7/301:00MEL - CMB
1 stop13h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 14/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop24h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$945
Thu 7/301:00MEL - CMB
1 stop13h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 16/422:55CMB - MEL
1 stop25h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$947
Thu 7/301:00MEL - CMB
1 stop13h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/323:00CMB - MEL
3 stops41h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$950

One-way flights to Colombo from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to Colombo. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Colombo can choose from these deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Melbourne to Colombo instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 4/313:35MEL - CMB
2 stops37h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$364
Wed 6/313:35MEL - CMB
2 stops37h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$368
Mon 4/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$371
Mon 10/601:10MEL - CMB
1 stop25h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$385
Mon 4/306:15MEL - CMB
1 stop21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$388
Fri 19/412:45MEL - CMB
3 stops37h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$394
Mon 15/421:20MEL - CMB
2 stops29h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$428
Sun 3/313:35MEL - CMB
2 stops25h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$434
Wed 17/412:45MEL - CMB
3 stops37h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 25/2$435

Find flights from Melbourne to Colombo within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to Colombo that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 712,827 searches. Data last updated 27 February 2024.

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Budget

$732 - $1,115

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Return

Price

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Mon 11/3

1 stop21h 15m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 24/3

1 stop19h 15m

$732

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Mon 11/3

2 stops29h 00m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 24/3

1 stop19h 15m

$751

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Wed 5/6

1 stop20h 30m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Wed 19/6

1 stop19h 55m

$761

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Tue 28/5

2 stops39h 05m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 30/6

2 stops36h 15m

$782

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Fri 12/4

1 stop36h 30m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 12/5

1 stop35h 40m

$930

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Mon 27/5

1 stop20h 50m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 2/6

1 stop15h 15m

$977

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Wed 12/6

1 stop20h 50m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Wed 19/6

1 stop24h 40m

$1,013

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Sun 10/3

1 stop13h 45m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 19/3

1 stop27h 20m

$1,057

MelbourneColombo Bandaranaike Intl

MEL - CMB

MELCMB

Melbourne

Fri 7/6

1 stop34h 50m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 18/6

1 stop17h 10m

$1,115

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When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Melbourne to Colombo. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is 81 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Melbourne to Colombo. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport flight should consider departing on Tuesday at midday when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Colombo by month

Plan your trip from Melbourne to Colombo by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Colombo is currently $396 while a return flight costs $902. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (average of $758). Flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,253). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$1,300

February

$1,158

March

$1,168

April

$1,246

May

$1,164

June

$1,355

July

$1,233

August

$1,182

September

$1,254

October

$1,159

November

$1,213

December

$1,914

Temperature and rainfall in Colombo by month

Plan your trip to Colombo by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Colombo

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Colombo. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Colombo. Reviews last updated 27 February 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Singapore Airlines, Air India and China Eastern from Melbourne to Colombo by reading reviews from past customers. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.1
Very Good
4,320 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.8
Good
1,342 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.8
Good
1,111 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.5
Good
445 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Melbourne to Colombo. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $732, but on average you can expect to pay $794.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport under $1,200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is less than $1,288.

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 most popular airlines that fly 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 $3,292 for a flight from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. The cheapest flight overall is $641 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl) is currently priced at $722.

What does MEL to CMB mean?

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Melbourne Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a MEL to CMB flight. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV), Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), Bendigo Airport (BXG).

Where are the most common stopover locations when flying from Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

What are some popular things to do or see while on a stopover in Singapore?

Sentosa, Fort Canning Park, and Marina Square are the most popular attractions in Singapore if you're in need of something to do during your stopover. Sentosa, Fort Canning Park, and Marina Square can be visited by traveling about 21.6 km, 17.3 km, and 16.4 km respectively from Singapore Changi. Travellers in need of a car in Singapore can hire one for about $149 per day.