Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Colombo (CMB)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Colombo (CMB)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CMB flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.
CHI - CMB
Price
$870 - $1,395
CMB
Temperature
80.6 - 82.4 °F
CMB
Rainfall
2.4 - 13.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$870

From Chicago (CHI) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

One-way from

$722

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Find a great deal and save up to 18% by booking at least 57 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,219.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CHI - CMB)?

When flying from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, June can be a great choice for travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. Flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Chicago in June are about $1,050 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $843.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Colombo in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CMB flights for May, June
31 May - 12 Aug
$1,074pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 May - 5 Aug
$1,075pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 May - 30 May
$1,076pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Colombo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Chicago found for this year
23 Nov - 30 Nov
$803pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Oct - 8 Nov
$922pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Turkish Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Oct - 8 Nov
$923pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Colombo

Late deals on round-trip flights to Colombo from Chicago, departing today and this week
24 May - 30 May
$1,076pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 May - 7 Aug
$1,114pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 May - 31 May
$1,175pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Colombo from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Colombo
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Air India
1 Stop
27h 00m
ORD - CMB
Air India
$722
Kiwi.com
5:20 pm - 1:00 am
SriLankan Airlines
1 Stop
21h 10m
ORD - CMB
SriLankan Airlines
$788
Kiwi.com
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
27h 30m
ORD - CMB
Multiple Airlines
$800
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Colombo

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qatar Airways, Emirates, and China Eastern are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $922, but on average you can expect to pay $1,048.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is Turkish Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $922 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Etihad Airways and Emirates, starting at $1,019 and $1,044 round-trip. Turkish Airlines is currently priced 12% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for SriLankan Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $684. Users have also found prices from $720 and $751 on Air India and Qatar Airways, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is $631. On average you can expect to pay $2,670. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl), can usually be booked for $1,019.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Consider Air France, Air India or Emirates when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Colombo from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Colombo

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Colombo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Colombo.

Documents
Health Insurance - Travelers must pay for COVID-19 local travel insurance at USD $12 with coverage of USD $75,000 for up to 1 month.

Electronic Travel Authorization - The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is required for visa-exempt visitors entering Sri Lanka. It is an online application. If approved, you'll receive your eTA confirmation electronically. When you arrive in Sri Lanka, border crossing will ask for your passport and check their electronic records to ensure you have the proper visas. eTA is electronically linked to your passport and valid for up to 30 days. When you receive a new passport, you must apply for a new eTA.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Colombo?

Returning to Chicago from Colombo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Colombo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Colombo are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Colombo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Rs 358.45
Average temperature for May in Colombo
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Colombo
7.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 8 airlines flying from Chicago to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Colombo choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
$704 $869 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Etihad Airways
$764 $1,054 No cancel fee 75%
Qatar Airways
$768 $933 No cancel fee 68%
Turkish Airlines
$784 $795 No cancel fee 77%
Emirates
$803 $1,029 No cancel fee 75%
SriLankan Airlines
$980 $1,060 No cancel fee 68%
Air India
$1,014 $1,122 No cancel fee N/A
LOT
$1,119 $1,570 No cancel fee 81%
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