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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
Manchester
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Manchester TO Colombo

Manchester (MAN) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)

Typically, flights to Colombo from Manchester are cheaper when flying from Manchester to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, which has an average price of £553

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM MANCHESTERMay16% cheaperFlying from Manchester to Colombo costs on average just £469 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM MANCHESTERDecember44% more expensiveIt costs about £799 for flights to Colombo from Manchester in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM MANCHESTERDecember314% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Colombo from Manchester in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Colombo?

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Colombo?

    Users booking trips to Colombo from Chennai found flights 90% 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Colombo?

    The cheapest month to fly to Colombo from United Kingdom is in September. Flight prices, which tend to average around £449, 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 £449.

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

    Most flyers found that booking tickets 22 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Colombo. During this timeframe, flight prices are around £523. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Colombo from United Kingdom for as low as £456 on momondo.

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

    On average, the least expensive day to fly to Colombo from United Kingdom is on a Tuesday. momondo users have found tickets for Tuesday departures for as low as £497. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from United Kingdom because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around £541.

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

    Our data shows that the cheapest United Kingdom to Colombo flights are usually those with departure times at midday. Our users have found flights to Colombo at midday for as low as £489. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around £510. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

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

    If you are planning a flight to Colombo and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of April, May, and June. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Colombo, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Pettah Market.

  • When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Colombo?

    Visitors planning their holidays in Colombo should book their flights for January or February if they are planning on visiting Galle Face Green.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Colombo?

    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).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Colombo?

    With an average price of £552 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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Colombo?

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.

Colombo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Colombo found recently by users on momondo
LOT
17 Nov
LHR05:25London Heathrow
13h 20m
1 stop
CMB18:45Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
27 Nov
CMB03:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 45m
1 stop
LHR17:50London Heathrow
LOT
17 Nov
LHR01:30London Heathrow
17h 15m
1 stop
CMB18:45Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
27 Nov
CMB03:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 45m
1 stop
LHR17:50London Heathrow
LOT
17 Nov
LHR01:30London Heathrow
17h 15m
1 stop
CMB18:45Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
27 Nov
CMB03:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 45m
1 stop
LHR17:50London Heathrow
LOT
7 Jan
LHR01:30London Heathrow
17h 15m
1 stop
CMB18:45Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
22 Jan
CMB03:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 45m
1 stop
LHR17:50London Heathrow
Gulf Air
18 Jan
LHR05:00London Heathrow
17h 55m
1 stop
CMB22:55Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
1 Feb
CMB11:55Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
19h 00m
1 stop
LHR06:55London Heathrow
Gulf Air
15 Sep
LHR06:00London Heathrow
19h 00m
1 stop
CMB01:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
1 Oct
CMB13:25Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
18h 00m
1 stop
LHR07:25London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Colombo

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Colombo, view some of our deals below provided by Gulf Air
Gulf Air
30 Sep
LHR06:00London Heathrow
19h 00m
2 stops
CMB01:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Gulf Air
1 Sep
LHR06:00London Heathrow
19h 00m
2 stops
CMB01:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Gulf Air
12 Aug
LHR06:00London Heathrow
19h 00m
2 stops
CMB01:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

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

Airports near Colombo

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

Popular routes to Colombo

Most frequently searched flights to Colombo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 50m
Cheapest price£474
Manchester to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 05m
Cheapest price£587
Glasgow to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 55m
Cheapest price£688
Birmingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 10m
Cheapest price£689
Newcastle upon Tyne to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 30m
Cheapest price£697
Bristol to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 40m
Cheapest price£713
Edinburgh to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price£725
Southampton to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time23h 45m
Cheapest price£727
Liverpool to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time57h 20m
Cheapest price£730
Cardiff to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price£858
Exeter to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time30h 40m
Cheapest price£910
Norwich to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time57h 25m
Cheapest price£992
Leeds to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time42h 05m
Cheapest price£992
Nottingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time40h 55m
Cheapest price£1,023

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