Melbourne to Colombo Flights

Melbourne to Colombo Flight Info

Peak season for travel

March
AU$269

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$1,586
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Colombo(CMB)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$713
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Colombo(CMB)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Melbourne to Colombo based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$1,446.
  • How long does it take to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)?

    It takes about 10 hours 40 minutes to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Colombo?

    • The distance from Bandaranaike International Airport to downtown is about 28km, by taxi about 40 minutes.
  • What time does the latest flight from Melbourne to Colombo depart?

    The latest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 17:25 and arrives in Colombo (CMB) at 22:35.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)?

    Airlines with flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB): Srilankan Airlines.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)?

    Srilankan Airlines operates 47 non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB).
  • How many airports are there in Colombo (CMB)?

  • What are some travel guidelines for Colombo during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Colombo, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB) Flight Schedule

Flight info.
Departure
Arrival
RouteWeekly Schedule

17:25

MEL

22:35

CMB

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Flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled the Colombo. It is Srilanka’s financial and commercial capital. It was known to ancient traders about 2,000 years ago due to its large harbour and strategic position along the East-West trade routes. Today, the most significant industries which contribute to Colombo’s economy are chemicals, glass, leather goods, cement and jewellery.

The city has been fast-growing since the end of the civil war in 2009 and today displays a cosmopolitan outlook. The city and its people show a mix of European lifestyle and local customs. It is a vibrant city which has colonial buildings, high rises, shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Tip: Colombo is a year-round destination. A lot of visitors frequent the city from January to March. The wettest months are from June to September, but that doesn’t keep the sun away.

Getting to Colombo

Bandaranaike International Airport services Colombo. The airport has three international terminals. Terminal 1 and 2 are international terminals, and Terminal 3 is a domestic terminal. The airport is connected to the city by taxis and commercial buses. Srilankan Airlines offers direct flights to Colombo (CMB). The other Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB) flights are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways etc. which offer connecting flights. Cathay Pacific and Malindo provide cheap flights to Colombo. Duration of direct flights to Colombo (CMB) from Melbourne (MEL) is usually 10 hours 50 minutes. Other connecting flights may take longer depending upon the number of stops.

Tip: Some of the connecting flights may take more than 35 hours to reach Colombo from Melbourne.

Places you can hang out and sightsee in Colombo

Soak in the goodness of the sun, interact with people and satiate your hunger with the local cuisine at Galle Face Green. Galle Face Green is a massive urban park. Visit the puppet show museum and experience the way artists flaunt their beautiful puppets. Nature-lovers should visit Attidiya bird sanctuary to witness migratory and local birds. Have fun and stroll around the lakes and parks there. Visit Independence Square, where a new beginning of self-rule was embarked. For nightlife enjoy the live concerts to DJ nights and play poker at the casinos.

One of the best areas to stay is Kollupitiya Neighbourhood. It was earlier known for it’s a colonial brewery. Today, it is one of the most commercial neighbourhoods bustling with restaurants, shops, hotels and street vendors. You can experience real Colombo in this multi-cultural neighbourhood. You can shop for clothes, electronic devices, meat and vegetables.

Tip: You can easily visit Colombo’s other attractions from Kollupitiya neighbourhood as the majority of the attractions are easily accessible via public transport.

Plan your trip from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB). Colombo has something to do for everyone. Nature lovers can visit the bird sanctuary. Enjoy the nightlife of Colombo at the casinos with DJ and music concerts. Stroll around the gardens and lakes. Shop and stay at some of the busiest and happening areas of Colombo.

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