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Departure Mon, 16 May Return Wed, 18 May
CNS Cairns
CMB Colombo
return from £712
Flight route information
Find out further information on Cairns and Colombo to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
97%

Trains in Colombo are 97% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.58
Colombo
£0.09
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
91%

A meal in Colombo is 91% cheaper than a meal in Cairns.

Cairns
£10.32
Colombo
£0.96
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
89%

A taxi fare in Colombo is 89% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£1.66
Colombo
£0.18
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
59%

Coffee in Colombo is 59% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns
£2.8
Colombo
£1.16
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Colombo airports
  • ( Katunayake International (CMB)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
  • ( Ratmalana (RML)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
  • ( Beira Lake (BYV)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 4767 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Colombo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Colombo during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Sri Lanka may apply when travelling from Cairns. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cairns to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Colombo is 712£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Colombo expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.18 GBP, 89% cheaper than Cairns, with a fare of 1.66 GBP, while train tickets costs 97% less in Colombo: 0.09 GBP against 2.58 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 0.96 GBP in Colombo, 91% less than the 10.32 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 59% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.16 GBP, while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.80 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Colombo are December, November and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Cairns depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, October is the top 1º month to fly to Colombo from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, September and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Colombo.
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