Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

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Flights to Sri Lanka in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$774Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$990From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Colombo
One-way from$394One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LK1 flights for May, June
23 May - 9 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,001

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

26 May - 3 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

30h 40m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

39h 10m
$1,004

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

27 May - 2 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,013

SriLankan Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Sri Lanka 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka found for this year
25 Jul. - 5 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

15h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 25m
$990

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 18/5/22

9 Nov. - 22 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

15h 00m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

30h 45m
$994

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

6 Aug. - 19 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 20m
$996

SriLankan Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Last minute flights to Sri Lanka

Late deals on return flights to Sri Lanka, departing today and this week
24 May - 30 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,001

SriLankan Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

26 May - 3 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

30h 40m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

39h 10m
$1,004

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

27 May - 2 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,013

SriLankan Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka?

The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,231

February

$1,156

March

$1,216

April

$1,207

May

$1,068

June

$1,064

July

$1,050

August

$1,024

September

$1,030

October

$1,013

November

$1,347

December

$1,546

October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Sri Lanka?

Average Sri Lanka flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - CMB

Price

$1,013 - $1,845

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

CMB

Rainfall

60 - 350 mm

Peak season

With elephant-led parades, tea plantations, mangrove-lined lagoons, colourful markets and graceful, friendly people, it’s not hard to see why travellers book cheap flights to Sri Lanka. This tiny tropical island in the Indian Ocean has a rich colonial history, an inspiring cultural heritage, as well as being a beach-lover’s paradise. You won’t find the hordes here either, Sri Lanka is off the beaten track for many tourists attracting instead low budget travellers, backpackers, wildlife enthusiasts and surfers. Sri Lanka’s south coast is the most popular place to stay as it has plenty of resorts and guesthouses. The south-west coast is also known for its fantastic beaches around Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Bentota and Mirissa. There are 14 National Parks on the island home to leopards, elephants and many more animal species. Sri Lanka experiences two monsoons during the year, so many people choose to take cheap flights to Sri Lanka between the rainy seasons. For the south-west coast and the hills, visit between November and April. For the east coast visit between May and September. April through October is the peak season for surfers.

Off season:

The two monsoons are considered the off season in Sri Lanka, bringing heavy showers, high humidity, wind and rough seas. This is when you’ll find the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka.

When is the best time to book a flight to Sri Lanka?

If you’re after a tropical beach holiday plan your flights to Sri Lanka’s coastal regions as they remain pretty constant all year round from 27C to 32C. The fact that the monsoons affect different parts of the island at different times, means that good weather can always be found somewhere. The hill country is a lot more varied, ranging from 10C to 20C in summer. January is the coolest month, and May is the hottest month. Hikers planning to climb the striking natural landmark of Adam’s Peak, should book flights to Sri Lanka between December to the beginning of April (the mountain is clouded over between May and October).

How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

Flights from Sydney to Sri Lanka: 12 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka: 12 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to Sri Lanka: 13 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Perth to Sri Lanka: 10 hours.

Which airlines operate flights to Sri Lanka?

The quickest flights to Sri Lanka from Australia are using airlines such as AirAsia, SriLankan Airlines, Qantas, Emirates or Malaysia which stopover in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. A slightly longer route is flying via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, or Bangkok with Thai Airways. Jetstar flies from Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane to Sri Lanka, via Singapore.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Colombo International Airport (CMB) serves Sri Lanka’s capital and is situated 35km north of Colombo. There is a luxury bus that runs to the city centre every 15 minutes, and takes approx, 30 minutes. An airport taxi service is also available near the arrivals lobby.

What is good to know if travelling to Sri Lanka?

How popular are flights to Sri Lanka this year?

Flights to Sri Lanka have seen a 160% increase in demand compared to the previous year.