Cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo

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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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Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

MEL - CMB
Price
$721 - $1,436
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

$721

From Melbourne to Colombo

One-way from

$879

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 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 $1,102, or $1,181 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 $890 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $618.

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 March, April 2021

18 Mar - 1 Aug
$1,390pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
15 Mar - 29 Jul
$1,426pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
17 Mar - 29 Jun
$1,486pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Colombo 2021 flight deals

29 Jul - 12 Aug
$1,090pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$1,095pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
19 Nov - 20 Nov
$1,104pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Colombo from Melbourne

02:00 - 19:25
Cathay Pacific
2 stops
21h 55m
MEL - CMB
Cathay Pacific
$879
Bravofly
13:00 - 20:55
Etihad Airways
2 stops
37h 25m
MEL - CMB
Etihad Airways
$1,061
CheapFaresNow
20:35 - 19:30
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
52h 25m
MEL - CMB
Singapore Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Colombo

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $1,167 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $1,167. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,090, but on average you can expect to pay $1,558.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Colombo for under $1,037 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 9 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?

Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qatar Airways can get you from Melbourne to Colombo in just under 12h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 20h 25m. 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 $1,091 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Cathay Pacific, from $1,476, and Qatar Airways, from $1,859.

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 $662 on Singapore Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include SriLankan Airlines from $763 and Cathay Pacific from $879 one-way.

Destination information for Colombo

Today's exchange rate
$1 = Rs 148.87
Average temperature for March in Colombo
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Colombo
69.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Colombo

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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