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Cheap flights from Sydney to Colombo

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Sydney (SYD) to Colombo (CMB)

SYD - CMB
Price
$703 - $1,375
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

$773

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$703

From Sydney 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 Sydney to Colombo?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Sydney to Colombo. 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 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 $1,102.

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

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

It’s optimal to fly from Sydney to Colombo in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 6% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Colombo in March, April 2021

15 Mar - 16 Jun
$2,071pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Mar - 16 Jun
$2,414pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Mar - 17 Jun
$2,536pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Colombo 2021 flight deals

18 Nov - 20 Nov
$1,124pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$1,132pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$1,142pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Colombo from Sydney

16:15 - 20:55
Etihad Airways
1 stop
33h 10m
SYD - CMB
Etihad Airways
$1,009
Travelgenio
03:55 - 19:35
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
44h 10m
SYD - CMB
Singapore Airlines
$1,133
CheapFlights
18:10 - 05:00
Qatar Airways
1 stop
39h 20m
SYD - CMB
Qatar Airways
$1,198
qatarairways.com

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Colombo

Can I find flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $1,426 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $1,426. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,409, but on average you can expect to pay $3,554.

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.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Colombo for under $1,426 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 less than the rainfall in Colombo. This will continue over the next 15 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 $1,410, Singapore Airlines can have you in Colombo from Sydney in 13h 05m. 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, Singapore Airlines ($1,410), Cathay Pacific ($1,607), and Qatar Airways ($10,398) offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Colombo.

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

$1,008 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Etihad Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways, with prices starting from $1,088 and $1,198, respectively.

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 Sydney

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney to Colombo

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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