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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
$690 - $1,350
CMB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CMB
Rainfall
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

Average price

$690

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$690

From Sydney 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 Sydney to Colombo?

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 54 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sydney to Colombo within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,082.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney 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 Sydney in May are about $874 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $607.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Colombo in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SYD to CMB flights in May, June
14 May - 16 May
$3,072pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 May - 16 May
$3,114pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 May - 16 May
$3,206pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Sydney found for this year
25 Nov - 27 Nov
$1,357pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Nov - 26 Nov
$1,358pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Nov - 27 Nov
$1,359pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Colombo from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Colombo
11:00 - 19:35
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
37h 05m
SYD - CMB
Singapore Airlines
$910
Singapore Airlines
16:30 - 19:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
55h 35m
SYD - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$1,056
Kiwi.com
16:00 - 21:15
Etihad Airways
2 stops
57h 45m
SYD - CMB
Etihad Airways

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">Colombo</span> flights.

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.

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $2,036 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $2,036. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,915, but on average you can expect to pay $2,447.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $1,909 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Sydney 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 Sydney or Colombo?

The rainfall in Sydney is generally more than the rainfall in Colombo. This will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Colombo?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 33 °C range in February. The weather in Colombo is generally hotter than Sydney's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Colombo?

For as low as $2,178, Qatar Airways can have you in Colombo from Sydney in 22h 40m. 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 Sydney to Colombo return?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways ($2,178), Cathay Pacific ($2,380), and Emirates ($2,967) offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Colombo.

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

$910 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 Etihad Airways, with prices from $1,062.

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 152.50
Average temperature for May in Colombo
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Colombo
195.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney to Colombo

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%

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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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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