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About Flights to Sri Lanka

Summary info about Sri Lanka flight prices, duration and airlines

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Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

21h 55m

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5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Sri Lanka from United States in the last 72 hours is $344 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Sri Lanka from United States in the last 72 hours is $798 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The fastest flight to Sri Lanka from United States takes 21h 55m (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Sri Lanka, including Singapore Airlines, Air India and Turkish Airlines.

Sri Lanka flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Sri Lanka flight to craft the best travel plan

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 99% more often than any other city in Sri Lanka. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Hambantota and Hatton.

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 23h 05m on average, while flying from Miami to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is 20h 45m on average. Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is the most popular airport in Sri Lanka.

What airlines fly to Sri Lanka?

Of the 16 airlines that fly to Sri Lanka, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Emirates happen to be the most favored based on our user data. Qatar Airways is the most popular among the three airlines, with 61% 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

What popular landmarks are in Sri Lanka?

What is the cheapest flight to Sri Lanka?

If you are looking to fly to Sri Lanka for less, look to airlines like FitsAir, Malaysia Airlines, and Air Arabia, with prices starting at $107, $108, and $108 respectively.

What is the most popular airport in Sri Lanka to fly to?

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Sri Lanka?

Prices for flights to Sri Lanka refresh daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Sri Lanka?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Sri Lanka.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Sri Lanka?

The required travel and health documents for your Sri Lanka trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Sri Lanka. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Sri Lanka

Find flights to these popular cities in Sri Lanka from your nearest airport.

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
Washington, D.C.Colombo19h 30m$798
SeattleColombo20h 20m$923
ChicagoColombo20h 40m$932
Los AngelesColombo23h 05m$971
New YorkColombo19h 35m$979
PhiladelphiaColombo19h 34m$1,032
PortlandColombo22h 55m$1,052
San FranciscoColombo21h 35m$1,061
BostonColombo19h 40m$1,088
DetroitColombo22h 45m$1,096
Santa AnaColombo24h 42m$1,102
OrlandoColombo25h 35m$1,103
RaleighColombo26h 42m$1,110
HoustonColombo20h 45m$1,115
JacksonvilleColombo24h 45m$1,123
OaklandColombo25h 40m$1,131

Best things to do and see in Sri Lanka

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.

Useful information for finding Sri Lanka flight deals

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  • How do I get Price Alerts for flights to Sri Lanka?

    You can take advantage of momondo’s Price Alerts by first searching for your flights to Sri Lanka. Flight offers will be shown to you in real-time. From there you can create a Price Alert by using our on-site widget.

  • How can I save money on flights to Sri Lanka with momondo?

    Leverage our AI within our “Price Forecast” tool, which predicts if it’s better to book now or wait until prices decrease. You can strategically pick the best days to fly and save money on your trip by using our “Price Calendar” tool. “Explore” shows an overview of how much it costs to fly to anywhere from a selected city or airport. Our “Discover” content is a great option for travel inspiration and money-saving tips, while “Price Alerts” will update you when prices change, so you can book when fares are right.

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    We show prices from over 700+ competitors with a single click. With options from airlines and OTAs from across our 30 international markets, we are able to show you a diverse range of deals to create your adventure.

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Sri Lanka?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Sri Lanka with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Sri Lanka with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to Sri Lanka?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to Sri Lanka.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Sri Lanka right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Yes. momondo can track flight prices for Sri Lanka and alert you when they change. Perform a search to set up the price alert. All that is required is a valid email address.

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