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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Colombo (CMB)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CMB flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.
SYD - CMB
Price
$740 - $1,448
CMB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CMB
Precipitation
34 - 303 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$740

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

One-way from

$699

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

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 Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 27% 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 60 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 Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,037, or $1,238 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. Flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Sydney in March are about $979 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $713.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport as you normally would.

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Sydney found for this year
11 Dec - 17 Dec
$1,332pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Nov - 19 Dec
$1,813pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Dec - 17 Dec
$1,835pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Colombo from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Colombo
15:05 - 19:35
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
34h 00m
SYD - CMB
Singapore Airlines
$699
Travelgenio
02:00 - 11:25
Qantas Airways
2 stops
38h 55m
SYD - CMB
Qantas Airways
$799
Travelgenio
17:45 - 19:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
31h 30m
SYD - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$1,295
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Colombo

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

For a flight from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is just 7.5 km from the centre of the city. Kingsford Smith is the only Sydney airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl per day. 13 airlines have flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Qantas Airways flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $1,304, but on average you can expect to pay $1,406.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport return?

Currently priced at $1,304, Malaysia Airlines will fly you from Sydney 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 Qantas Airways for as low as $1,350.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport one-way?

$650 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Singapore Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qantas Airways and SriLankan Airlines, with prices starting from $799 and $898, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Colombo from Sydney?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Colombo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Sydney from Colombo?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Colombo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Colombo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Colombo are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Colombo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Rs 145.07
Average temperature for September in Colombo
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Colombo
113.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney 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
China Southern
$462 $604 No cancel fee 69%
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Air China
$536 $611 No cancel fee 67%
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China Eastern
$475 $643 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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Malindo Air
$419 $679 No cancel fee N/A
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Virgin Australia
$508 $709 No cancel fee 80%
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Cathay Pacific
$464 $747 No cancel fee 72%
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Thai Airways
$498 $756 No cancel fee 77%
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Singapore Airlines
$505 $794 No cancel fee 81%
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Malaysia Airlines
$524 $832 No cancel fee 67%
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Qantas Airways
$546 $941 No cancel fee 74%
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