Cheap flights to Colombo

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Flights to Colombo 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, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,260Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,462From Auckland Intl to Colombo
One-way from$776One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Colombo (CMB)

Cheap flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LK1 flights for May, June
1 Jun - 1 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

41h 25m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

47h 05m
$2,011

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

12 Jun - 19 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

36h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

40h 20m
$2,141

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

13 Jun - 20 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

50h 30m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

37h 05m
$2,186

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Bandaranaike Intl Airport 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport found for this year
1 Nov - 29 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

21h 40m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
$1,462

SriLankan Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

4 Aug - 4 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

21h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

21h 45m
$1,538

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 23/5/22

4 Aug - 4 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

21h 45m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

21h 45m
$1,544

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 23/5/22

Last minute flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport

Late deals on return flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 1 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

41h 25m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

47h 05m
$2,011

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

2 Jun - 16 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

29h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 50m
$2,576

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

3 Jun - 17 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

2 stops

57h 05m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 40m
$2,627

Emirates

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Deal found 22/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Colombo?

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

January

$1,961

February

$1,781

March

$1,831

April

$1,860

May

$1,676

June

$1,842

July

$1,522

August

$1,590

September

$1,716

October

$1,738

November

$1,657

December

$1,927

July is currently the cheapest month to fly to Colombo. At this moment in time January 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 Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

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

AKL - CMB

Price

$1,522 - $2,243

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

CMB

Rainfall

60 - 350 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Colombo?

Booking 43 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Colombo. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

How long is the flight to Colombo?

Your particular flight time to Colombo, Sr Lanka, is going to vary based on your departure point from New Zealand. From Auckland International (AKL) on flights to Colombo Bandaranaike International (CMB), Colombo, you should expect a travel time of about 15h 45min whereas if you are travelling from Wellington (WLG), you will have a travel time of about 18h 15min. For those that are departing from Christchurch (CHC), you should expect a travel time of about 19h.

Are there any direct flights to Colombo?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Colombo from anywhere in New Zealand but there are still some great Colombo flight deals that can be had. There is a one-stop flight from Christchurch that has a stopover at Singapore Changi (SIN) and there is also the same one-stop flight from Auckland International. If you will be travelling from Wellington, there is a two-stop flight that has stopovers at Auckland International and Singapore Changi.

What is the best way to get to the city centre from the Colombo airport?

There are two or three great options that can get you from the airport to the centre of town when you arrive at the airport in Colombo. There is bus service available aboard Sri Lanka Transport Board buses that make the trip in about 45min for a fare of around 200 LKR (1.50 NZD) or you can also take a train via Sri Lanka Railways that will make the trip in about 2h 45min for a cost of around 200 LKR (1.50 NZD). If you prefer to take a taxi, the trip will take about 32min and you should expect a fare of about 3990 LKR (29 NZD). Finally, you can take a Jayride town car that makes the journey in about 26min for an approximate cost of 3591 LKR (26 NZD).

What is a good idea for places I can visit and things I can do when I am in Colombo?

A beautiful place where you can spend an afternoon is Galle Face Green, which is a waterfront green space that has a number of food stalls to sample. Viharamahadevi Park is a fantastic and relaxing place to visit if you want to take part in some easy-going outdoor activities at a lovely park. To see an amazing piece of architecture in the area, make the trip to Independence Square, which also contains a statue-topped fountain. A really beautiful waterfront spot to visit in this area is Beira Lake, which also contains a scenic island and a temple.

What are the visa and passport requirements for visiting Colombo?

For any citizens of New Zealand who plan on visiting Sri Lanka, you will need a valid passport to enter the country. The passport in question needs to be valid for at least 180 days past your planned date of departure from Sri Lanka. You will also need a visa to travel here and you can get an e-visa from Sri Lanka’s government website for a cost of around 10973 LKR (80 NZD) in about 5 days.

Other local departures to Colombo from New Zealand