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About Flights to Colombo

Summary info about Colombo flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£212

Best Return Price

£490

Fastest flight time

15h 50m

Operated By

1 airline
The best one-way flight price to Colombo from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £212 (London Luton to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The best return flight price to Colombo from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £490 (London Heathrow to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
The fastest flight to Colombo from United Kingdom takes 15h 50m (London Luton to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Colombo, including LOT.

Cheapest flights to Colombo airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Colombo

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colombo (LK1)

Typically, flights to Colombo from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Colombo, which has an average price of £705

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTSeptember9% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Colombo costs on average just £666 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly25% more expensiveIt costs about £911 for flights to Colombo from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly342% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Colombo from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Colombo?

Colombo flight deals from Heathrow Airport will have you at Bandaranaike International Airport within 11 hours without a stopover, or just under 15 hours with a single stopover. Find flights to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo from Glasgow with a travel time of 13.5 hours and a stopover in Dubai. Travelling from Birmingham will get you to Colombo in roughly 15 hours with a stopover in Dubai or Istanbul.

Heathrow, London is the only airport in the UK that offers direct flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka. When travelling from Glasgow, you can expect one or two stopovers in London, Dublin or Doha. Birmingham offers flights to Bandaranaike International Airport with a single stopover in a city like New Delhi or Istanbul. Cardiff Airport offers flights with two stopovers and a travel time close to 20 hours. It might be easier to fly to Heathrow and take a direct flight to Colombo from there.

Users booking trips to Colombo from Chennai found flights 92% 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 November. Flight prices, which tend to average around £663, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of September is another great option to travel to Colombo, with average flight prices from United Kingdom averaging around £664.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 50 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 £727. 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 £490 on momondo.

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.

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

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 £925 per person, Colombo Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base 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.

Colombo Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base in Colombo is the closest airport to Pettah Market (distance: 4.7 mi).



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
Multiple Airlines
20 Sep
LHR04:30London Heathrow
16h 00m
2 stops
CMB20:30Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
4 Oct
CMB13:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
19h 25m
2 stops
LHR08:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
13 Sep
LHR16:05London Heathrow
29h 00m
2 stops
CMB21:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
4 Oct
CMB13:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
26h 55m
2 stops
LHR16:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
8 Sep
LHR02:00London Heathrow
22h 20m
2 stops
CMB00:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
9 Oct
CMB13:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
19h 25m
2 stops
LHR08:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
9 Nov
LHR07:05London Heathrow
17h 55m
2 stops
CMB01:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
23 Nov
CMB12:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
20h 25m
2 stops
LHR08:35London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
6 Sep
LHR16:05London Heathrow
29h 00m
2 stops
CMB21:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
9 Oct
CMB13:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
19h 25m
2 stops
LHR08:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
2 Sep
LHR02:55London Heathrow
18h 10m
2 stops
CMB21:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
4 Nov
CMB13:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
20h 25m
2 stops
LHR09:35London 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.
Multiple Airlines
24 Sep
LTN04:35London Luton
42h 20m
3 stops
CMB22:55Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
30 Sep
STN02:25London Stansted
27h 35m
3 stops
CMB06:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
4 Oct
STN02:25London Stansted
40h 45m
3 stops
CMB19:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

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

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

There may be other airlines that fly to Colombo from United Kingdom, but the most popular among our users are SriLankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and British Airways. These airlines should offer flights to Colombo on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United Kingdom.


Airports near Colombo

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

How to get to the city centre of Colombo from the airport

Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo offers travellers a couple of options for getting to the city centre. The Colombo Express bus runs between the airport and the city every half an hour and takes approximately one hour. The standard bus travels along the bypass and takes close to two hours to get to the city. Walk out of the Arrivals terminal and turn to the left to get to the bus stop. Colombo Airport Transfer taxis can be arranged prior to arrival and typically take between 30 and 45 minutes. Taxi apps are available in Colombo, Sri Lanka and also involve around 30 to 45 minutes of travel.


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 time10h 25m
Cheapest price£494
Manchester to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price£536
Dubai to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price£239
Edinburgh to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 00m
Cheapest price£694
Glasgow to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time18h 30m
Cheapest price£666
Birmingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 35m
Cheapest price£632
Leeds to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time36h 25m
Cheapest price£952
Newcastle upon Tyne to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time31h 30m
Cheapest price£998
Tokyo to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time9h 20m
Cheapest price£473
Nottingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time42h 15m
Cheapest price£1,180
Norwich to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time38h 35m
Cheapest price£724
Rome to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time24h 30m
Cheapest price£580
Milan to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time33h 25m
Cheapest price£1,259
Cardiff to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time32h 50m
Cheapest price£745
Bristol to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time50h 30m
Cheapest price£883
Exeter to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time37h 15m
Cheapest price£1,500
Liverpool to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time48h 15m
Cheapest price£1,077
Paris to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price£1,450

Visa requirements for visiting Colombo

UK nationals travelling to Sri Lanka will have to get a tourist visa. If you’re travelling for business purposes, you will need to get a business visa. Both tourist and business visas can be arranged online. For a stay of up to 30 days, you can apply for a Tourist ETA online.


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Best things to do and see in Colombo

Sri Lanka is known for its aromatic spices and local cuisine, and Colombo is no different, with markets set amid colonial buildings and monuments. If you’re looking to explore the local cuisine in the city, make your way to Pettah Market and indulge in some street food, drink a faluda, and buy fresh produce from the vendors. Architecture enthusiasts will want to make their way to Geoffrey Bawa’s House. This famous building is where the celebrated Sri Lankan architect used to live. Visit Colombo Fort and meander your way around while taking in sights like the De Mel Building with the Pagoda Tea Rooms, the Cargills Building, and the Old Parliament Building. Jump on a local tuk-tuk and make your way to Colombo Fort Railway Station, designed in the early 1900s. Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (the Red Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka and takes up almost an entire block in Pettah Market. You can also wander along Sea Street in Pettah and explore the old and new Kathiresan kovils, or Hindu temples, positioned next to each other. Sambodhi Chaithya is a local Buddhist temple built atop two intersecting concrete arches.


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