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BOS — CMB
Jul 23 — Jul 301

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Flights to Colombo in 2024

Find the latest flights to Colombo in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data was last updated on July 18, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$1,696

Round-trip from

$829

One-way from

$338
High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in July 2024
From New York to Colombo
One-way flight from New York to Colombo (CMB)

Cheap flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport in July & August 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Bandaranaike Intl Airport in July and August 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data was last updated on July 18, 2024.
These are some of the cheapest-priced fares users can find on flights departing to Colombo in July and August 2024. If these deals fall outside of your budget, be sure to come back soon as prices update often.
Sat 8/2412:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Wed 9/256:50 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$911
Sun 8/2512:30 pmJFK - CMB
3 stops32h 50mAir India
Sun 9/85:30 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops23h 40mAir India
Deal found 7/17$926
Wed 7/3111:55 amJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 25mAir India
Thu 9/54:15 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop24h 55mAir India
Deal found 7/17$927
Sun 8/2511:55 amJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 25mAir India
Sun 9/85:30 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops23h 40mAir India
Deal found 7/17$940
Sat 8/3111:55 amJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/85:05 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops24h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$941
Wed 8/216:55 amJFK - CMB
1 stop36h 55mTurkish Airlines
Fri 9/206:50 amCMB - JFK
1 stop31h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$943
Wed 8/212:00 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop21h 10mEtihad Airways
Fri 9/204:30 amCMB - JFK
1 stop21h 55mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/18$945
Sat 8/245:35 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 50mKLM
Sat 10/51:55 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops35h 00mKLM
Deal found 7/17$953
Sat 8/312:00 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop32h 55mEtihad Airways
Sun 9/84:30 amCMB - JFK
1 stop38h 05mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/17$954

Bandaranaike Intl Airport 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Bandaranaike Intl Airport in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data were last updated on July 18, 2024.
The lowest fares on flights traveling to Colombo in July and August 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 10/910:00 amJFK - CMB
1 stop28h 05mCathay Pacific
Tue 10/2212:50 amCMB - JFK
1 stop29h 15mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/17$829
Mon 9/212:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/319:55 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop35h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$911
Tue 9/37:25 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop24h 25mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/319:55 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop34h 50mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$911
Tue 10/812:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Tue 10/226:50 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/18$916
Tue 10/812:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop19h 30mTurkish Airlines
Wed 10/236:50 amCMB - JFK
1 stop37h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/18$916
Wed 9/1111:00 amJFK - CMB
3 stops31h 40mMultiple Airlines
Wed 9/189:10 amCMB - JFK
2 stops33h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$918
Wed 9/184:40 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops34h 45mKLM
Tue 9/241:55 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops34h 00mKLM
Deal found 7/18$921
Sun 9/81:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop22h 10mQatar Airways
Wed 9/254:55 amCMB - JFK
1 stop27h 05mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/18$925
Sun 8/2512:30 pmJFK - CMB
3 stops32h 50mAir India
Sun 9/85:30 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops23h 40mAir India
Deal found 7/17$926

Flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport departing soon

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Browse through available last-minute flights traveling to Colombo. It's recommended that you verify the details of your last-minute flight before booking.
Sat 7/272:00 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop32h 55mEtihad Airways
Sat 9/144:30 amCMB - JFK
1 stop21h 55mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,184
Sat 7/272:00 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop27h 55mEtihad Airways
Sat 9/149:45 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop20h 50mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/18$1,190
Sat 7/2712:30 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop24h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/142:10 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop26h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$1,205
Sat 7/2712:30 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops41h 00mAir India
Sat 9/144:00 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop25h 10mAir India
Deal found 7/18$1,242
Tue 7/2311:55 amJFK - CMB
1 stop25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 8/139:10 amCMB - JFK
2 stops35h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,246
Fri 7/261:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop22h 50mQatar Airways
Sat 9/144:55 amCMB - JFK
1 stop27h 05mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/18$1,252
Fri 7/261:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop22h 10mQatar Airways
Sat 9/144:55 amCMB - JFK
1 stop27h 05mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,256
Fri 7/261:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop22h 10mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/148:20 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops25h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,290
Sat 7/272:00 pmJFK - CMB
3 stops31h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/145:30 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops23h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,294

One-way flights to Bandaranaike Intl Airport

Explore one-way flight options to Bandaranaike Intl Airport for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data was last updated on July 18, 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to Colombo. Users seeking round-trip flights to Colombo should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Tue 9/311:55 pmJFK - CMB
3 stops47h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$338
Sat 9/711:55 pmJFK - CMB
3 stops60h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$364
Wed 9/41:10 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$376
Mon 9/212:30 amJFK - CMB
3 stops59h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$378
Fri 9/612:30 amJFK - CMB
3 stops46h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$402
Tue 9/312:55 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops34h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$404
Sat 9/2812:30 amJFK - CMB
2 stops34h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$405
Thu 9/1912:30 amJFK - CMB
3 stops58h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$419
Wed 8/211:10 pmJFK - CMB
2 stops22h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$435

Find flights to Colombo within your budget

Locate flights to Colombo that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data was last updated on July 18, 2024.

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$829 - $1,085

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New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 10/9

1 stop28h 05m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 10/22

1 stop29h 15m

$829

NewarkColombo Bandaranaike Intl

EWR - CMB

EWRCMB

Newark

Mon 9/2

1 stop19h 25m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Thu 10/31

1 stop35h 15m

$911

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 9/11

3 stops31h 40m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Wed 9/18

2 stops33h 20m

$918

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 9/18

2 stops34h 45m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 9/24

2 stops34h 00m

$921

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sun 9/8

1 stop22h 10m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Wed 9/25

1 stop27h 05m

$925

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sun 8/25

3 stops32h 50m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 9/8

2 stops23h 40m

$926

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 8/21

1 stop21h 10m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Fri 9/20

1 stop21h 55m

$945

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Mon 9/9

2 stops52h 10m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 9/24

2 stops25h 10m

$1,040

NewarkColombo Bandaranaike Intl

EWR - CMB

EWRCMB

Newark

Wed 9/18

2 stops36h 45m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Mon 9/23

2 stops27h 45m

$1,085

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Best time to book a flight to Colombo

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Temperature and rainfall in Colombo by month

Plan your trip to Colombo by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CMB

Temperature

80.6 - 82.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Colombo, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, March is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 82.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 80.6 F).

When is the best time to book a flight to Colombo?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Colombo. Price data was last updated on July 12, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Colombo, you should look to book at least 65 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Colombo should consider flying on Wednesday at noon, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travelers will want to avoid Saturday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Colombo

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Colombo. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Colombo. Reviews last updated July 18, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with American Airlines, British Airways and Air Canada to Colombo by reading reviews from past customers. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8.1
Very good
9,383 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.9
Good
1,427 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7.8
Good
952 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews

Crew

8.6

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Overall

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

As is the case with many sprawling metropolises in the region, Colombo today is a sum of its many contrasting parts: historic religious sites against modern skyscrapers, a spread of ethnicities living side by side and extensive green spaces surrounded by the fumes of heavy traffic. History and modernity live side by side in Sri Lanka’s capital city on the ocean shore.

The first-time visitor may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people, traffic and activity that fill the streets of Colombo, but with time, the city’s charms begin to win over newcomers to the city. There’s plenty to see, but many visitors choose to start with the stunning temples found throughout Colombo. Of these, the colorful Gangaramaya Temple is a favorite among visitors for its incredible Buddhist statues and museum. Colombo’s past is on full display at sites like The National Museum of Colombo, the Natural History Museum and the Dutch Period Museum, while contemporary and Sri Lankan art greet visitors to the National Art Gallery.

A metropolis Colombo surely is, but there are ample opportunities to escape the urban in favor of a more natural retreat. The wildlife that takes up residence at Viharamahadevi Park adds a lively element to a stroll through this lushly landscaped green space, while the Talangama Wetland just outside the city proper offers lakeside relaxation amongst butterflies and greenery.

After recharging, visitors can head to Galle Face Green, an oceanfront promenade that attracts many for some of the best sunset views in the city.

  • How long is the flight to Colombo?

    Flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka from the United States range from about 20h-40h. Your precise flight time will depend on your departure city, as well as the number and length of any layovers. Departing from a major airport hub, such as out of JFK Airport in New York, Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta, O’Hare Airport in Chicago, and Los Angeles International Airport will more than likely put your flight time at the shorter end of the range. Longer flights are due to more connections, which occur when you’re not starting your journey from a major international airport or traveling via an airline that commonly services flights into Colombo.

  • Where can you get direct flights to Colombo from?

    Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Colombo from the United States. You can book flights limited to one or two stopovers if you’re traveling using an airline that regularly flies into Colombo, such as Srilankan, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, and Kuwait Airways. Common layover cities for flights from the US to Colombo include New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur, depending on if you’re departing from the east or west coast.

  • How do you get from Colombo airport to the city center?

    When you travel to Colombo, you’ll fly into Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), about 18.5 miles north of Colombo city center. To reach downtown Colombo from the airport, you can take the local express bus, the HighWay-Bus from the airport. It will take about one hour to reach downtown Colombo, with a fare that is less than $1. You can also opt to take the shuttle-like number 178 minibus from the airport to Colombo, though this can take up to one and a half hours since it takes a less direct route. It costs about the same as the bus, although you will have to pay a bit extra for luggage. The final option is to book a taxi, which will take only about 45 minutes and costs about $30. If you book in advance, you can avoid any surprise fees, which you may face with the minibus.

  • What are some things to do in Colombo?

    Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka with a rich history as a trading port. It’s also a city with incredible natural beauty and unique architecture, making it a fun and interesting place for tourists. Here, you can visit spacious Viharamahadevi Park to see its beautiful statues and fountains and stroll beneath its charming flowering trees. Dutch Period Museum details the country’s history under Dutch colonial rule, housed in an inviting 17th-century mansion. Feel the tranquility at Gangaramaya Temple, where you can enjoy pagodas, statues, and a museum, all close to the shores of Beira Lake.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Colombo?

    United States citizens need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of their arrival. You must also apply for a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before your arrival.

  • When is the best time to fly to Colombo?

    Two monsoon seasons deter travelers from visiting Colombo from May through August and October through December. In general, the best time to visit Colombo is between January and March, when rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures climb toward their highest. Travelers seeking a trip filled with festivals may want to consider braving the monsoon season and traveling in May for the celebration of Buddha’s birth, which sees Colombo covered in lanterns, lights and other decorations. Cheap flights to Colombo can be found outside of the peak travel months of January, February and March.

  • What is the best way to travel around Colombo?

    Colombo’s streets are filled with three-wheel vehicles known as tuk-tuks, and these motorized for-hire vehicles can be a convenient way to get around the city. Tourists should opt for metered tuk-tuks rather than trying to negotiate a rate with the driver or better yet, seek out a special tourist-friendly fleet of tuk-tuks operated by the Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority. Taxis are also available, as are public buses and a train system.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Colombo if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Colombo on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Colombo?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air India is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Colombo.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Colombo?

    Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Colombo. One-way flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl typically cost $67, while round-trip flights cost around $70.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to Colombo?

    A round-trip flight to Colombo will typically cost around $458, however they can be found for as little as $70.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Colombo depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Colombo, New York offers the quickest one-way flight (18 hours 5 minutes).

  • Does Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl?

    Yes. Colombo Bandaranaike Intl has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Green Star Residence is the closest property to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (0.0 mi away from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).

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