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About Flights to Sri Lanka

Summary info about Sri Lanka flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$471

Best Round-Trip Price

$797

Fastest flight time

20h 15m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Sri Lanka from United States in the last 72 hours is $471 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Sri Lanka from United States in the last 72 hours is $797 (Boston Logan Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The fastest flight to Sri Lanka from United States takes 20h 15m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Sri Lanka, including Air France, Delta and Turkish Airlines.

Sri Lanka flights insights and trends

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How much are flights to Sri Lanka?

The cost to fly to Sri Lanka varies based on a variety of factors, but you can expect to find prices as low as $406 or as high as $7,164. Based on recent airfare data, we’ve found that a ticket to Sri Lanka for $2,038 or less is a good deal, whereas $2,159 is the average cost.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in Sri Lanka?

For momondo users, the most popular city in Sri Lanka is Colombo, which is visited about 594% more often than any other city in Sri Lanka. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Hambantota and Sigiriya.

How long is the flight from United States to Sri Lanka?

Average flight duration from United States to Sri Lanka depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from Los Angeles to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is 31h 20m on average, while flying from San Francisco to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is 25h on average. Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is the most popular airport in Sri Lanka.

What airlines fly to Sri Lanka?

Of the 30 airlines that fly to Sri Lanka, Qatar Airways, Emirates and China Eastern happen to be the most favored based on our user data. Qatar Airways is the most popular among the three airlines, with 40% of users choosing them for their travels to Sri Lanka.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Sri Lanka? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in Sri Lanka

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Useful information for your flight to Sri Lanka

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Sri Lanka

The closest airport to Unawatuna Beach is Koggala Airport, which is located in Galle. If you plan on visiting or staying in this area, landing at Koggala Airport will be your best bet.

If you are looking to fly to Sri Lanka for less, look to airlines like Juneyao Airlines, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, and Cinnamon Air, with prices starting at $4, $75, and $120 respectively.



Recent flights found to popular cities in Sri Lanka

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Cheapest flight routes to Sri Lanka

These routes have the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
New YorkColombo20h 20m$797
BostonColombo18h 00m$803
Washington, D.C.Colombo19h 40m$944
Los AngelesColombo31h 20m$957
San FranciscoColombo25h 00m$1,000
MiamiColombo25h 55m$1,007
ChicagoColombo26h 35m$1,025
SeattleColombo20h 40m$1,043
PhoenixColombo27h 40m$1,060
PhiladelphiaColombo19h 20m$1,067
NewarkColombo22h 00m$1,067
San JoseColombo27h 15m$1,077
HoustonColombo21h 30m$1,107
AtlantaColombo20h 25m$1,122
DallasColombo20h 52m$1,218
RaleighColombo26h 18m$1,229

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How long is a flight to Sri Lanka from cities around the US?

The duration of flights to Sri Lanka from the US will depend on your departure and arrival locations. Popular airports in the US offering flights to Sri Lanka include Dulles International Airport (IAD), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Flights from these airports will take you to busy cities in Sri Lanka like Colombo, Batticaloa, and Galle. The quickest flight you will get is from JFK to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), which takes about 18h 50min. The flight from Dulles International Airport to Colombo Airport is also a relatively quick option and will take just over 19h. The flight from LAX to CMB is the longest, taking roughly 22h 40min.

Can you get nonstop flights to Sri Lanka from the United States?

Currently, no direct flights are available to Sri Lanka from the United States. Cheap non-direct Sri Lanka flights are, however, available. You will need to make one or two stops depending on your departure airport and airline. A couple of airlines from airports like JFK, IAD, and LAX offer one-stop flights to Sri Lanka. All airlines at IAD offer one-stop flights to Sri Lanka with flight durations ranging from 19 to 33h. Using multiple airlines offers the quickest one-stop flight from IAD with a stop at Hamad International Airport (DOH). The longest flight is offered by the same airline with a stop at London (LHR). You can find a one-stop flight to Sri Lanka from LAX with Singapore Airlines with a stop at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) or Qatar Airways with a stop at Hamad International Airport (DOH). Multiple airlines and Etihad Airways offer you one-stop flights from JFK to CMB. If you use multiple airlines, your stop will either be Heathrow Airport (LHR) or DOH with a duration of about 29h if you stop at the former and about 22h if your stop is at the latter. Etihad Airways offers you a stop at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) with a flight duration of about 21 and a halfh.

What is the best way to travel around Sri Lanka?

There are several options by which you can get around Sri Lanka. Car rental or taxis, buses, and trains are the most popular since domestic air services are limited. The Fort Railway Station at Colombo offers commuter and inter-city trains, which will serve you well whether you are in Sri Lanka for business or leisure. You can get to cities like Kandy, Galle, Polonnaruwa, and Batticaloa by train, and train tickets are affordable. The best way to get around Sri Lanka for tourists is by train because it connects Colombo to several tourist cities and towns like Anuradhapura. Car hire is the other popular way to get around Sri Lanka. International car hire agencies like Dollar and Hertz are available in Sri Lanka and offer car hire services at affordable rates. You need to be above 18 years and have a driver’s license for you to hire a car. Buses are another suitable option. You can opt for private buses or government (SLTB or CBT) buses. The latter has the merit of strictly adhering to any existing timetables. Central Transport Board (CBT) covers almost all routes compared to Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), making it the most preferred.

Does a US citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Sri Lanka?

Yes, United States citizens need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to fly to Sri Lanka. You can get your visa from the Sri Lankan Consulate or Embassy, which has a processing period of about three working days. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa online, also known as an ETA, which takes a fewh to process.


Popular routes landing in Sri Lanka

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Penang to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time6h 50m
Cheapest price$282
Kuala Lumpur to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$199
Los Angeles to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time31h 20m
Cheapest price$957
New York to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 20m
Cheapest price$797
Siem Reap to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time8h 25m
Cheapest price$342
Dallas to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 52m
Cheapest price$1,218
Washington, D.C. to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 40m
Cheapest price$944
Hong Kong to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time5h 30m
Cheapest price$360
Boston to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time18h 00m
Cheapest price$803
San Francisco to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 00m
Cheapest price$1,000
Chicago to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time26h 35m
Cheapest price$1,025
Houston to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time21h 30m
Cheapest price$1,107
Seattle to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 40m
Cheapest price$1,043
Dubai to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$290
Toronto to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 50m
Cheapest price$1,090
Burbank to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 55m
Cheapest price$1,500
Singapore to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price$276
Portland to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 50m
Cheapest price$1,415
Atlanta to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 25m
Cheapest price$1,122
Miami to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 55m
Cheapest price$1,007

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