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Melbourne (MEL) to Sri Lanka

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,089. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,167.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Sri Lanka?

Flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Sri Lanka in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $611.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka in March, April 2021

31 Mar - 30 Jun
$1,915pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Mar - 30 Jun
$2,015pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Mar - 29 Jun
$2,134pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Sri Lanka 2021 flight deals

20 Sep - 27 Oct
$1,026pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
2 Aug - 7 Sep
$1,073pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
12 Aug - 26 Aug
$1,074pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Sri Lanka from Melbourne

12 Aug - 25 Aug
$1,113pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Aug - 7 Sep
$1,145pp
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka

14 Mar - 24 Mar
$9,298pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Sri Lanka from Melbourne

08:00 - 20:55
Etihad Airways
2 stops
42h 25m
MEL - CMB
Etihad Airways
$1,020
CheapFaresNow
20:35 - 22:30
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
31h 25m
MEL - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$1,435
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From Melbourne to Sri Lanka

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka for under $1,153 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka for under $1,153. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,073, but on average you can expect to pay $1,236.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Sri Lanka to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka 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 Melbourne to Sri Lanka have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like SriLankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Singapore Airlines flying from Melbourne to Sri Lanka have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka for under $1,153 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka under $1,153. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka is less than $1,128.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Sri Lanka for under $9,349?

There are currently 1+ open flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka within the next 7 days for less than $9,349.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Sri Lanka?

Cathay Pacific, China Southern and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Sri Lanka.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka is generally $1,699, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $245. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl), you can expect to pay $1,026 for that flight.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Sri Lanka can take about 10h 45m. SriLankan Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,113. 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 Sri Lanka return?

Currently priced at $1,074, Singapore Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to Sri Lanka and back. In addition to Singapore Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from SriLankan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,113 and $1,195, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Sri Lanka one-way?

$990 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 $1,020.

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Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Sri Lanka

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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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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Cathay Pacific
$378 $733 No cancel fee 72%
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Malaysia Airlines
$492 $743 No cancel fee 67%
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Thai Airways
$506 $752 No cancel fee 77%
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Virgin Australia
$523 $753 No cancel fee 80%
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Singapore Airlines
$499 $803 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$529 $836 No cancel fee 74%
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Malindo Air
$408 $873 No cancel fee N/A
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