$465+ Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

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BOS — CMB
Jul 16 — Jul 231

Flights to Sri Lanka in 2024

Find the latest flights to Sri Lanka in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,800,118 searches and data was last updated on July 11, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Average price

$1,696

Round-trip from

$870

One-way from

$465
High demand for flights, 12% 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 Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka in July & August 2024

Search the best deals to popular Sri Lanka cities recently found by Cheapflights users
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Sri Lanka in July and August 2024. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Cheap flights to Colombo
Sat 8/2412:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Sun 9/810:45 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop33h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/11$1,001
Thu 8/2212:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Sun 9/2210:45 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop33h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$1,039
Fri 8/2312:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop27h 10mTurkish Airlines
Sun 9/810:45 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop33h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/9$1,104
Fri 8/22:00 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop27h 55mEtihad Airways
Mon 9/24:20 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop34h 05mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/11$1,207
Wed 8/148:29 amJFK - CMB
2 stops20h 56mQatar Airways
Fri 9/134:55 amCMB - JFK
1 stop37h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/9$1,208
Thu 8/111:55 amJFK - CMB
1 stop25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 9/310:05 pmCMB - JFK
2 stops46h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/11$1,209
Wed 8/1411:55 amJFK - CMB
2 stops33h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 9/1311:45 amCMB - JFK
2 stops29h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/9$1,216
Sun 7/282:30 pmJFK - CMB
1 stop27h 25mEtihad Airways
Tue 9/179:45 pmCMB - JFK
1 stop20h 50mEtihad Airways
Deal found 7/11$1,217
Tue 8/131:20 amJFK - CMB
1 stop28h 05mQatar Airways
Fri 9/134:55 amCMB - JFK
2 stops26h 34mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/11$1,221

Sri Lanka 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Sri Lanka in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,800,118 searches and data were last updated on July 11, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Sri Lanka in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Sun 9/112:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Tue 12/177:25 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$915
Mon 9/212:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/319:55 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop35h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$916
Tue 12/312:35 amEWR - CMB
1 stop26h 10mTurkish Airlines
Mon 12/237:25 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$917
Sun 9/2212:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Mon 10/146:50 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$918
Sat 10/512:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/176:50 amCMB - EWR
1 stop25h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/10$921
Wed 10/2312:25 amEWR - CMB
1 stop19h 25mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/319:55 pmCMB - EWR
1 stop35h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/11$945

One-way flights to Sri Lanka

Explore one-way flight options to Sri Lanka 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 2,800,118 searches and data was last updated on July 11, 2024.
If you're looking for options on one-way flights to Sri Lanka, check out these fares. Users seeking round-trip flights to Sri Lanka should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Sun 8/2511:55 amJFK - CMB
1 stop32h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/11$465

Find flights to Sri Lanka within your budget

Locate flights to Sri Lanka that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,800,118 searches and data was last updated on July 11, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$870 - $1,105

Route

Depart

Return

Price

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Wed 10/9

1 stop23h 10m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 10/22

1 stop29h 15m

$870

NewarkColombo Bandaranaike Intl

EWR - CMB

EWRCMB

Newark

Sun 9/1

1 stop19h 25m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 12/17

1 stop25h 45m

$915

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

$953

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sun 11/3

1 stop27h 00m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Thu 11/28

1 stop22h 05m

$1,017

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sat 8/24

1 stop32h 10m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Fri 9/20

2 stops40h 35m

$1,021

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Sun 9/1

1 stop22h 50m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Mon 2/3

1 stop39h 20m

$1,050

New York John F Kennedy IntlColombo Bandaranaike Intl

JFK - CMB

JFKCMB

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Mon 9/23

1 stop19h 45m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Mon 9/30

2 stops25h 20m

$1,105

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 7/10

Best time to book a flight to Sri Lanka

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Estimated round-trip price
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Temperature and rainfall in Sri Lanka by month

Plan your trip to Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka, 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 Sri Lanka?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Sri Lanka. Price data was last updated on July 5, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Sri Lanka, 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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Reviews of airlines servicing Sri Lanka

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Sri Lanka. 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 Sri Lanka. Reviews last updated July 11, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing Sri Lanka, such as Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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
1,369 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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
3,787 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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
1,426 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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
963 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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.

7.7
Good
1,813 reviews
8.2
Very good
1,369 reviews

Entertainment

8.1

Boarding

8.4

Food

7.7

Crew

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.2

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.

The tear drop-shaped island of Sri Lanka, situated just 31km off the southern coast of India, is often called the “pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Its beaches are palm-fringed and soft-sanded, its climate is hot and humid and its interior lush and verdant. Overall, it’s not hard to understand why tourists book flights to Sri Lanka every year to enjoy this island paradise.

Beautiful and idyllic it may be, but Sri Lanka is also rich in history. Galle port was used by Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays and Indians before the Portuguese, Dutch and, later, English arrived. As a result, the country has an intricate tapestry of cultural influence. Flights to Sri Lanka will deliver you to graceful people, a beautiful island and a rich holiday experience.

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Sri Lanka climate

Sri Lanka is a tropical country with ocean winds cooling humid heat. Temperatures rarely fall below 60 F in the winter and summer temperatures average a hot 90 F. The monsoon season lasts from mid-October through January and leaves the island drenched. 

Best Time to Fly to Sri Lanka

Thanks to the tropical weather that graces the island, there is no bad time to book flights to Sri Lanka…

Peak Season:
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Sri Lanka, try and visit in between the two rainy seasons. On the south-west coast and in the hills, it is driest between November and April. On the east coast, the best conditions are between May and September.

Off season:
Monsoon season is between May and July, and December and January.

Getting around Sri Lanka

There is only one domestic plane service in Sri Lanka, ExpoAir, which flies between Colombo and Jaffna. For every other destination, take the train or bus. Three-wheel vehicles, known variously as tuk-tuks, bajajs or auto-rickshaws are a fun way of taking short trips. Independent travellers can rent motor-bikes and cars. Hiring a car and driver is another popular option; drivers will have local knowledge.

Sri Lanka Travel Information

  • Colombo is the largest city in the country, though no longer the capital, and also the arrival point of all international flights to Sri Lanka. The city has been variously occupied by Portuguese, Dutch and British, leading to an interesting assortment of various architectural styles in the buildings.
  • Nuwara Eliya is the tea capital, the main hill resort. Due to its altitude – about 2,000m above sea level – it remains cool throughout the summer months and Sri Lankans flock here to escape the heat of the city. It is a town of English-style bungalows and afternoon tea.
  • Located about 85km from Colombo, the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage houses 75 elephants that were either lost or abandoned by their mothers. Established in 1975 by the Sri Lankan Government, this is a popular spot with visiting tourists.
  • The Green, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead and Hawkesbill marine turtles are all endangered and the government takes conservation efforts very seriously, for example paying local fishermen to protect natural turtle-nesting sites. Kosgoda and Rekawa are among the best known sites.
  • In the centre of the country, the sacred city of Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon. It is home to The Temple of the Tooth Relic. In July or August, the festival of Esala Perahera takes place. One of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic is taken through the city accompanied by dancers, drummers, flag bearers and brightly decorated elephants.
  • How long is the flight to Sri Lanka from the US?

    The flight to Sri Lanka from the U.S. will typically have a duration of 20h 30m, on average. Total flight time depends on the exact route, stopovers, and duration of those stops. Added stops and layover times can significantly increase your travel time, so be sure to compare total flight times before booking. Flights from New York are closer to 20h in duration while flights from LAX have an average flight time closer to 27h 30m.

  • Which cities offer direct flights to Sri Lanka from the US?

    There are currently no direct flights offering service from the US to Sri Lanka. A number of one-stop flights are available from many larger cities, including Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Flights into Sri Lanka arrive at Columbo, with service available from China Eastern, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, and Emirates. SriLankan Airlines often has Sri Lanka flight deals with reasonable stopovers and flight times.

  • What is the best way to travel around Sri Lanka?

    The majority of tourists traveling around Sri Lanka choose to travel by road or train, as there is a well-developed road network throughout the country. Driving can be unpredictable, so most travelers will employ a local driver or choose public transportation. Several international agencies are available for car rentals, including Dollar, Thrifty, and Hertz. There are minibuses available or travelers can find rickshaws throughout the towns and villages, as well. Taxis are available but tuk-tuks (open rickshaws) are cheaper and readily available in most places. There are also buses available for long-distance trips, including public and private options. If you want to know the locals, the crowded public buses are fun, but for those who want comfort, a private line is preferred.

  • What are some things to do in Sri Lanka?

    There are more than 1,000 miles of beaches in Sri Lanka, including one of the best that is located near the airport—Negombo Beach. Tourists frequent popular resorts like Bentota, Beruwela, Hikkaduwa, and Mount Lavinia, as well. Adam’s Peak is considered a holy site by many religions, and is also known as the Sacred Footprint. Anuradhapura offers ancient remains full of what was once a city of temples, palaces, and beautiful stone structures. In Kitulgala, you’ll find plenty of adventure and outdoor activities, including mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking. White water rafting on the Kelani River is also a great experience or you can go diving around Pigeon Island. Yala National Park and Wilpattu National Park offer local wildlife safaris, as well.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Sri Lanka?

    US citizens that fly to Sri Lanka for transit or tourism require prior approval from the Electronic Travel Authorization system, which is available from the airport upon arrival or you can get your ETA online before you travel to avoid delays on arrival. This allows visitors to remain in Sri Lanka for up to 30 days. Those who are transiting Sri Lanka without leaving the airport do not need an ETA. US residents visiting for short-term business can get a business ETA on arrival. You should be careful to apply for the appropriate travel authorization as using the wrong visa can result in deportation.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Sri Lanka?

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

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Sri Lanka?

    Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Sri Lanka. One-way flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl typically cost $68, while round-trip flights cost around $73.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to Sri Lanka?

    A round-trip flight to Sri Lanka will typically cost around $218, however they can be found for as little as $73.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Sri Lanka depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Sri Lanka, Boston Logan Intl offers the quickest one-way flight (18 hours 15 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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