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About Flights to Colombo

Summary info about Colombo flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$506

Best Round-Trip Price

$820

Fastest flight time

28h 00m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Colombo from United States in the last 72 hours is $506 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Colombo from United States in the last 72 hours is $820 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The fastest flight to Colombo from United States takes 28h 00m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Colombo, including Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Colombo airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Colombo airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Colombo

Los Angeles (LAX) to Colombo (LK1)

Typically, flights to Colombo from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Colombo, which has an average price of $1,030

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LOS ANGELESMarch9% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Colombo costs on average just $937 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember32% more expensiveIt costs about $1,359 for flights to Colombo from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember841% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Colombo from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Colombo?

Travelers going to Colombo, Sri Lanka from the United States will be traveling for around a day. Those journeying to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Colombo, from Los Angeles should expect anywhere from 20 to 35 hours on the trip. Chicago travelers should expect a similar 20 to 35 hours as well. Those traveling from New York City to Colombo can expect 19 to 40 hours. The reasons for the vast ranges are due to how many layovers and the amount of time at each layover the various routes can have.

Nonstop flights from the United States to Colombo, Sri Lanka are not available. However, multiple cities provide flights with only one stop or layover. These generally are some of the fastest routes in getting to Colombo from the United States. Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Dallas, and Atlanta all have one-stop flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka. A common layover city on the trip is the Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar. From Qatar, most flights fly directly to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The best price found on momondo to Colombo was $122/pp from Mumbai, which is 89% cheaper than the average flight price to Colombo. To find the cheapest price to Colombo from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of April is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Colombo from United States, with most prices found around $835. If you are unable to visit Colombo during the month of April, then departing from United States during the month March is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $860.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Colombo from United States when booking 60 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Colombo for around $1,021 when searching 60 days out. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Colombo from United States for as low as $820 on momondo.

When planning your flight to Colombo, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of April, May, or June could carry a higher chance of rain, as Colombo sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Colombo even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Pettah Market.

Those flying to Colombo could potentially find better pricing at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (17 mi from Colombo city center), Kalutara Katukurunda Airport (28 mi from Colombo city center), Bentota River Airport (37 mi from Colombo city center), Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir Airport (50 mi from Colombo city center) or Koggala Airport (72 mi from Colombo city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

With an average price of $821 per person, Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Colombo. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.

The closest airport to Pettah Market is 4.7 mi away - Colombo’s Colombo Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base airport.



Colombo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Colombo found recently by users on momondo
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 40m
2 stops
CMB1:45 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Nov 15
CMB4:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 05m
2 stops
JFK3:20 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Aug 29
IAD1:15 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
40h 40m
2 stops
CMB5:55 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Sep 21
CMB4:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
25h 15m
2 stops
IAD6:00 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 40m
1 stop
CMB1:45 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Nov 15
CMB4:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 05m
1 stop
JFK3:20 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 40m
1 stop
CMB1:45 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Nov 15
CMB4:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 05m
1 stop
JFK3:20 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 40m
2 stops
CMB1:45 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Nov 15
CMB4:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 05m
2 stops
JFK3:20 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Oct 4
JFK2:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
34h 50m
2 stops
CMB1:45 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Dec 5
CMB4:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 05m
2 stops
JFK3:20 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Colombo

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Colombo, view some of our deals below provided by SriLankan Airlines and Turkish Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Jun 7
JFK6:30 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
28h 45m
1 stop
CMB11:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Jun 10
JFK2:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 10m
1 stop
CMB11:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Sep 28
JFK6:38 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
28h 37m
1 stop
CMB11:15 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Colombo

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

For flights from United States to Colombo, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as Qatar Airways, China Eastern, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.


Airports near Colombo

Below you will find all the airports in Colombo along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Colombo from the airport

There are several modes of transportation from the airport to the center of Colombo. One option is the bus line from the airport. A shuttle can transport you from the airport terminal over to the airport bus station. At the stations, travelers should select the Colombo Express Bus that goes to the city center. The trip lasts roughly an hour, and buses leave the airport every 30 minutes. Taxis are fast and more convenient, but they also cost more. There are taxis located outside the terminal, and Uber also can be ordered at the Colombo Airport. The car ride from the airport is roughly between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic.


Popular routes to Colombo

Most frequently searched flights to Colombo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Penang to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time6h 50m
Cheapest price$282
Kuala Lumpur to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$199
New York to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 15m
Cheapest price$833
Siem Reap to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time8h 25m
Cheapest price$342
Los Angeles to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time22h 25m
Cheapest price$965
Hong Kong to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time5h 30m
Cheapest price$360
Chicago to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 20m
Cheapest price$799
Dubai to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$290
Washington, D.C. to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 40m
Cheapest price$1,012
Singapore to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price$276
Boston to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 10m
Cheapest price$1,081
Toronto to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time27h 00m
Cheapest price$1,346
Burbank to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time28h 23m
Cheapest price$1,401
Houston to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time28h 20m
Cheapest price$1,048
San Francisco to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time26h 40m
Cheapest price$914
Portland to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time23h 05m
Cheapest price$1,292
Minneapolis to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time23h 50m
Cheapest price$1,380
Las Vegas to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time26h 20m
Cheapest price$1,085
Dallas to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time23h 25m
Cheapest price$1,232
Seattle to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time29h 00m
Cheapest price$1,297

Visa requirements for visiting Colombo

Those traveling to Colombo should know that Sri Lanka requires a current passport that won’t expire for at least six months, an empty page on the said passport for stamping, and a tourist visa. All these things must be presented before entrance into Sri Lanka will be allowed. However, the visa process can be done online without having to visit an embassy.


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Best things to do and see in Colombo

As you use momondo to find Colombo flight deals, be sure to allocate time for the many diversions the city has to offer. For those interested in the area's culture and arts, Colombo has fantastic museums, architecture, and landmarks. Visitors will enjoy the many temples, like the Seema Malakaya or the New Kathiresan Kovil. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka is another great stop for those with cultural inclinations. Families will enjoy the fun sites and activities around the city. Parents can feel confident taking their kids to Mount Lavinia Beach, Dehiwala Zoological Gardens, or the National Museum. Colombo provides plenty of sites and locations for any kind of visitor in the city.


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