Users booking trips to Colombo from Chennai found flights 89% cheaper than the average price of flights to Colombo. To find the cheapest price to Colombo from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The cheapest month to fly to Colombo from United Kingdom is in September. Flight prices, which tend to average around £456, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of October is another great option to travel to Colombo, with average flight prices from United Kingdom averaging around £457.
We recommend purchasing flights from United Kingdom to Colombo 22 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Colombo for £532. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Colombo at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as £476 in the past 72 hours.
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 (130 mm) 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.
If your plan is to spend time at Galle Face Green while visiting Colombo, momondo recommends you plan your trip for January or February when the temperatures are typically higher and the chance of rain is low.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Colombo is possible. If you are planning a flight to Colombo, consider booking flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (17 mi from Colombo city centre), Kalutara Katukurunda Airport (28 mi from Colombo city centre), Bentota River Airport (37 mi from Colombo city centre), Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir Airport (50 mi from Colombo city centre) or Koggala Airport (72 mi from Colombo city centre).
With an average price of £561 per person, Bentota River 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.
Currently, Sri Lanka travel restrictions include travel to Colombo. Sri Lanka has closed all airports. Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is still accepting certain special categories of flights including emergency diversion flights, humanitarian aid flights, freighter operations, and technical landings. All arriving travellers must submit completed Health Declaration Forms to public health inspectors or other authorised officials. The maximum allowed transit time at CMB is 12 hours. Passengers must have a confirmed onward connection. 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. Visas and ETAs issued by Sri Lanka have been invalidated. 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.