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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Colombo. Current restrictions to Colombo are based on Sri Lanka travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Colombo airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Kuala Lumpur TO Colombo

Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (KUL) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)

Typically, flights to Colombo from Kuala Lumpur are cheaper when flying from Kuala Lumpur Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, which has an average price of $218

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTL AIRPORTJune18% cheaperFlying from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport to Colombo costs on average just $179 in June
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTL AIRPORTDecember48% more expensiveIt costs about $323 for flights to Colombo from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTL AIRPORTDecember660% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Colombo from Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Colombo?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Colombo?

The best price found on momondo to Colombo was $111/pp from Chennai, which is 95% 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Colombo?

The month of April is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Colombo from United States, with most prices found around $836. 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.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Colombo?

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 $1,023 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 $782 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Colombo?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Colombo is on a Tuesday. Travelers who choose to depart for Colombo on a Tuesday will often find tickets for as low as $918. The most expensive day to fly to Colombo is Saturday, with ticket prices averaging around $1,082.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Colombo?

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Colombo is in the afternoon. Flights from United States to Colombo during this time can be as low as $732. Flights to Colombo are more costly at noon, with an average ticket price of $1,313. Departure times at noon fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

What is there to do in Colombo when it’s raining?

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.

Is there an alternative airport near Colombo?

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.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Colombo?

With an average price of $611 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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Colombo?

Currently, Sri Lanka travel restrictions include travel to Colombo.

Entry restrictions

Entry to Sri Lanka has been reinstated - with restrictions - for travelers and for tourism. Tourists may arrive through Charter Flights, Scheduled Flights or Private Jets, at both Katunayake and Mattala Airports. Please note that Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is certified as a safe airport by ACI airport health accreditation program. Visas must be applied for prior to arrival.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours prior to departure. Children with a tourist visa under the age of 12 are exempt from PCR test requirement. Travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form and present it upon arrival. Tourist must purchase the mandatory COVID-19 Insurance Cover from People's Insurance PLC at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 for a period of one month. Nationals of Sri Lanka must have an approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka or from a consulate of Sri Lanka, with the exception of nationals of Sri Lanka traveling with their foreign spouse, parents or children with a tourist visa.

Quarantine requirements

There are no longer quarantine restrictions in place for tourists in Sri Lanka. Travelers must have a negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory taken 96 hours prior to arrival. PCR tests must also be taken again upon arrival to a pre-booked "Safe and Secure" hotel and again after 5-7 days depending on the duration of their stay. Tourists will also have assigned "bio bubbles" they must stay in for a 2-week period before they are permitted to explore the rest of the island and mix with the general population. Airline crew must self-quarantine at the location mentioned in the Health Declaration Form and have meals only through in-room dining until they operate their next flight.

Transiting rules

The maximum allowed transit time at CMB is 10 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed onward connection.

If you are planning to travel to Colombo at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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
Etihad Airways
Oct 13
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
CMB12:00 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Oct 25
CMB10:50 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
22h 15m
1 stop
JFK9:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
Aug 18
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
CMB12:00 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Aug 28
CMB10:50 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
22h 15m
1 stop
JFK9:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
Jul 26
JFK5:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
CMB12:00 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Aug 4
CMB10:50 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
22h 15m
1 stop
JFK9:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
Oct 12
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
CMB7:30 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Oct 26
CMB11:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
21h 00m
1 stop
JFK8:45 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
Oct 12
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
CMB7:30 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Oct 25
CMB11:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
21h 00m
1 stop
JFK8:45 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
Aug 9
JFK4:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 35m
1 stop
CMB7:30 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Aug 17
CMB6:30 amColombo Bandaranaike Intl
20h 45m
1 stop
JFK3:15 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Colombo

If you're looking for one-way flights to Colombo, view some of our deals below provided by Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Aug 9
JFK4:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
19h 50m
1 stop
CMB12:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
Aug 1
JFK4:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
19h 50m
1 stop
CMB12:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl
Qatar Airways
Jul 18
JFK4:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
19h 50m
1 stop
CMB12:45 pmColombo Bandaranaike Intl

Airports near Colombo

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

Popular routes to Colombo

Most frequently searched flights to Colombo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Kuala Lumpur to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 30m
Cheapest price
$199
Malé to Colombo Flights
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0h 55m
Cheapest price
$258
Singapore to Colombo Flights
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3h 50m
Cheapest price
$276
Penang to Colombo Flights
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6h 50m
Cheapest price
$282
Siem Reap to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time
8h 25m
Cheapest price
$342
Bangkok to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 30m
Cheapest price
$557
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