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Cheap flights from London to Colombo from £184

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Cheap London to Colombo flight deals and tips

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Best price found

£184

Fastest flight time

10h 45m

Direct flights

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat

Airports in Colombo

1 airport
The best one-way flight to Colombo from London in the past 72 hours is £184. The best return flight deal from London to Colombo found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £432.
The fastest flight from London to Colombo takes 10h 45m
Direct flights go from London to Colombo on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Airline offering direct flights is SriLankan Airlines..
There is 1 airport near Colombo: Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Colombo

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What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Colombo?

November. The cheapest time of year to fly to Colombo from London is November. The most expensive is July.

What is the cheapest day to depart London for Colombo?

Wednesday. The cheapest day of the week is usually Wednesday. The most expensive is usually Saturday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Colombo?

In the morning. London to Colombo flights are approximately 13% more expensive in the afternoon than in the morning

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Colombo from London?

Royal Jordanian. Air China, Etihad Airways, and Gulf Air are the most popular carriers operating from London to Colombo

What is the cheapest London to Colombo flight route?

London Gatwick - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl. Fly from London Gatwick to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl for the best London - Colombo flight prices

How far in advance should you book London to Colombo flights?

56 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Colombo is approximately 56 days to departure

How many flights depart from London to Colombo on average per day?

As of April 2024, there are 2 flights per week flying from London to Colombo. The most common time of day flights depart is 20:00, with 100% of flights taking off in the evening.

How many flights depart from London to Colombo on average per week?

The number of flights available between London and Colombo is 18 per week as of April 2024. The most frequent departure day is Saturday, with 22% of weekly flights leaving on this day.

Can stopping save me money on London to Colombo flights?

You could potentially save up to 16% on your flight if you consider stops on a London to Colombo flight.

When you’re planning your trip from London to Colombo, the most popular airport-to-airport route is London Heathrow Airport to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. When booking your trip to Colombo, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly out of. Good options for departure airports when travelling to Colombo, you can try London Gatwick Airport (in London), London Stansted Airport (in London), or London City Airport (in London). The least expensive flight option from London to Colombo will typically be LGW — CMB during the month of April with an average price of £442 RT.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£497
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£442
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£511
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London City Airport (LCY) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£618
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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£452
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London Southend Airport (SEN) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)£1,184
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Easily compare return flights from London to Colombo

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Colombo by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
6 May
LGW10:10London Gatwick
18h 55m
2 stops
CMB09:35Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
16 May
CMB05:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
22h 55m
2 stops
LGW23:30London Gatwick
China Eastern
10 May
LGW11:35London Gatwick
26h 55m
1 stop
CMB19:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
11 May
CMB00:15Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
34h 55m
3 stops
LGW06:40London Gatwick
Air India
10 Sept
LHR09:45London Heathrow
27h 05m
1 stop
CMB17:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
17 Sept
CMB08:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
31h 40m
1 stop
LHR11:30London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
2 May
LHR14:50London Heathrow
20h 05m
1 stop
CMB15:25Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
23 May
CMB19:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
24h 25m
1 stop
LHR15:15London Heathrow
Gulf Air
2 May
LHR10:00London Heathrow
18h 35m
2 stops
CMB09:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
21 May
CMB17:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
18h 25m
2 stops
LHR06:55London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
10 Jun
LGW17:15London Gatwick
31h 35m
1 stop
CMB05:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
19 Jun
CMB06:50Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
LGW16:20London Gatwick

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to Colombo

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to Colombo, view some of our deals below provided by Air India, Etihad Airways and SriLankan Airlines
Multiple Airlines
6 May
LTN06:10London Luton
22h 55m
2 stops
CMB09:35Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Air India
25 Apr
LHR21:45London Heathrow
13h 50m
1 stop
CMB16:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Etihad Airways
17 Apr
LHR09:30London Heathrow
16h 05m
1 stop
CMB06:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Search last-minute flights to Colombo from London

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from London to Colombo
Multiple Airlines
16 Apr
LTN21:40London Luton
31h 25m
3 stops
CMB09:35Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
16 May
CMB05:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
22h 05m
2 stops
LTN22:40London Luton
SWISS
17 Apr
LHR18:40London Heathrow
32h 50m
1 stop
CMB08:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
17 May
CMB09:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 55m
3 stops
LHR16:35London Heathrow
China Eastern
16 Apr
LGW11:35London Gatwick
26h 55m
1 stop
CMB19:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
15 May
CMB20:30Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
38h 40m
1 stop
LGW06:40London Gatwick
Air India
16 Apr
LHR21:45London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
CMB17:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
12 Jul
CMB08:20Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
31h 40m
1 stop
LHR11:30London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
21 Apr
LHR14:50London Heathrow
34h 45m
1 stop
CMB06:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
2 May
CMB09:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
34h 40m
1 stop
LHR15:15London Heathrow
Gulf Air
16 Apr
LHR10:00London Heathrow
18h 35m
2 stops
CMB09:05Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
12 Jul
CMB17:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
18h 25m
2 stops
LHR06:55London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to Colombo

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China EasternPriceFrom £304Free CancellationRating
7.0
617 reviews
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Royal JordanianPriceFrom £380Free CancellationRating
7.0
554 reviews
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VistaraPriceFrom £413Free CancellationRating
7.8
244 reviews
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SWISSPriceFrom £434Free CancellationRating
7.8
2,105 reviews
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Singapore AirlinesPriceFrom £481Free CancellationRating
8.2
1,492 reviews
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Air ChinaPriceFrom £492Free CancellationRating
6.9
537 reviews
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EmiratesPriceFrom £550Free CancellationRating
8.1
4,097 reviews
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Air IndiaPriceFrom £560Free CancellationRating
5.6
2,976 reviews
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Etihad AirwaysPriceFrom £568Free CancellationRating
7.2
1,410 reviews
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Turkish AirlinesPriceFrom £572Free CancellationRating
7.5
3,684 reviews
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Qatar Airways flights from London to Colombo

Our best Qatar Airways deals on London to Colombo flight tickets
Qatar Airways
13 May
LGW09:00London Gatwick
13h 55m
1 stop
CMB03:25Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
31 May
CMB04:55Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
13h 00m
1 stop
LGW13:25London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
4 Sept
LGW14:55London Gatwick
14h 15m
1 stop
CMB09:40Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
12 Sept
CMB11:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
24h 00m
1 stop
LGW06:40London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
16 Sept
LGW09:00London Gatwick
13h 55m
1 stop
CMB03:25Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
2 Oct
CMB03:35Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
14h 20m
1 stop
LGW13:25London Gatwick

SWISS flights from London to Colombo

Our best SWISS deals on London to Colombo flight tickets
SWISS
17 Apr
LHR18:40London Heathrow
32h 50m
1 stop
CMB08:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
17 May
CMB09:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 55m
3 stops
LHR16:35London Heathrow
SWISS
17 Apr
LHR20:05London Heathrow
31h 25m
1 stop
CMB08:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
17 May
CMB09:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
35h 55m
2 stops
LHR16:35London Heathrow
SWISS
17 Apr
LHR07:00London Heathrow
44h 30m
2 stops
CMB08:00Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
17 May
CMB09:10Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
37h 50m
3 stops
LHR18:30London Heathrow

  • How far is London to Colombo by plane?

    The distance between London and Colombo is about 5409.2 mi. Typically, this will take 10h 45m by plane in normal conditions.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from London to Colombo?

    Prices for flights from London to Colombo were last updated today.

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  • How old do you have to be to fly from London to Colombo?

    Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from London to Colombo.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Colombo?

    The necessary travel and health documents for your Colombo trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


What are the benefits of the different airports in London and Colombo?

While there’re other efficient airports in London, most London to Colombo flights departs from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Passengers should ensure that they check in advance the terminal their flight is departing from to avoid inconveniences; since the airport’s terminals are spread over a substantial distance. Take time to relax and enjoy world-class hospitality in one of the restaurants or lounges spread throughout the airport. Allow your children to mingle with their peers at the children’s play area in Terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5. You’ll also find multiple phone charging points to boost your device before your departure. Once you land at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), enjoy some great food, snacks, and drinks in the many restaurants and bars, open 24/7. The airport also offers child care rooms, duty-free shops, eateries, massage parlours, medical services, and mobile charging.


What is the best way to get in and out of airports in London to Colombo?

Most travellers booking flights from London to Colombo are likely to depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW). London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the busiest airport in London, handling more than half of London’s passengers. There are several ways to get in and out of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), such as taking the Tube, bus, train, or taxi. The Tube underground train system serves all terminals and is one of the cheapest options. If you are outside London, the most convenient option is to take the bus to Terminals 2 and 3. Two primary train services operate to and from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - the TfL Rail and the Heathrow Express. The central train station accesses all Terminals, while Heathrow Express stops at Terminals 4 and 5. Colombo is served by two airports - Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Colombo Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base (DWO), with the former being the busiest. You can get to and from Colombo Airport (CMB) via several options such as by bus, hotel shuttles, or taxis. Public buses are operated by the Sri Lanka Transport Board and run hourly from the airport to the Colombo Bus Station. Some hotels near the airport provide transportation for their guests. Taxis provide the most convenient option with pre-installed features for every budget.

Which cities can you get to from Colombo?

Flights from London to Colombo land at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). You can then get to the city centre by bus, train or taxi. A bus will take about 25 minutes from the airport to a station near Pettah market. Trains connect Colombo with nearby towns such as Kandy, Galle, and Sigirya. Some travellers also use trishaws (Tuktuks) for short distances. You can also hire a car to travel around the country at your own pace.


Alternative routes for London to Colombo

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Manchester to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 45m
Cheapest price£544
Birmingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time14h 25m
Cheapest price£548
Bristol to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 25m
Cheapest price£518
Newcastle upon Tyne to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 30m
Cheapest price£771
Leeds to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time19h 45m
Cheapest price£807
Norwich to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time25h 25m
Cheapest price£1,366
Exeter to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time52h 30m
Cheapest price£1,486
Liverpool to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 45m
Cheapest price£1,085
Nottingham to Colombo Flights
Fastest flight time34h 55m
Cheapest price£1,175

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