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Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu and Colombo take, on average, 1 h and 25 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu with Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Chennai International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu and Colombo
Arriving AirportFlights departing Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu with Colombo as destination arrives at Katunayake International

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Departure Thu, 19 Aug Return Sun, 22 Aug
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
CMB Colombo
return from £86
Departure Thu, 02 Sep Return Sun, 05 Sep
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
CMB Colombo
return from £85
Flight route information
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Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
59%

Trains in Colombo are 59% cheaper than in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.27
Colombo
£0.11
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
24%

The average meal is 24% more expensive in Colombo than in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.16
Colombo
£1.44
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
77%

A taxi fare in Colombo is 77% cheaper than in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.97
Colombo
£0.22
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
25%

Coffee is 25% more expensive in Colombo than in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.26
Colombo
£1.58
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu airports
  • ( Chennai International Airport (MAA)
    How far from city centre: 10 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: 427 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo during the Covid-19 situation?
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🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo is 85£. 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 Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.20 GBP, 80% cheaper than Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, with a fare of 0.98 GBP, while train tickets costs 59% less in Colombo: 0.11 GBP against 0.27 GBP in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.46 GBP in Colombo, 25% more than the 1.17 GBP in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. The price of the coffee is around 24% more expensive in Colombo, with an average of 1.59 GBP , while in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu the coffee costs 1.28 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo are January, December and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Colombo from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, May and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu -  Colombo.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo?
The total flight time between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu and Colombo is of around 01:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 648 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Colombo compared to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
While in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu the temperatures can reach an average of 39.56 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Colombo's temperatures can go up to 34.0 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 20.54 ºC in Colombo, compared to the 20.33 ºC average degrees reported in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. During the winter period, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu can register 8.3 mm precipitation, while Colombo have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu and Colombo is: Chennai International Airport (MAA) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • IndiGo.
  • Srilankan Airlines.
  • Air India.
Airlines with indirect flights from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu to Colombo are:
  • IndiGo, stoping in Bangalore for 210 minutes minimun.
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