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Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Colombo and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu take, on average, 1 h and 28 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
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Departing AirportThe airport Katunayake International is the departure airport operating flights between Colombo and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Arriving AirportFlights departing Colombo with Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu as destination arrives at Chennai International Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

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Departure Tue, 02 Nov Return Sat, 06 Nov
CMB Colombo
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £122
Departure Tue, 09 Nov Return Sat, 13 Nov
CMB Colombo
MAA Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
return from £114
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Last checked on 17 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
123%

Trains are 123% more expensive in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu than in Colombo.

Colombo
£0.13
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.29
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
7%

A meal in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 7% cheaper than a meal in Colombo.

Colombo
£1.36
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.26
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
341%

Taxis are 341% more expensive in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu than in Colombo.

Colombo
£0.22
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£0.97
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
26%

Coffee in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 26% cheaper than in Colombo.

Colombo
£1.57
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
£1.16
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
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu airports
  • ( Chennai International Airport (MAA)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
K Distance: 427 miles

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

😷 Is it safe to travel from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu 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 India may apply when travelling from Colombo. 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 Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is 114£. 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 Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu expensive to visit compared to Colombo?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu costs an average of 0.98 GBP, 345% more expensive than Colombo, with a fare of 0.22 GBP, while train tickets costs 92% more in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu: 0.23 GBP against 0.12 GBP in Colombo. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.17 GBP in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 15% less than the 1.38 GBP in Colombo. The price of the coffee is around 23% cheaper in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, with an average of 1.23 GBP, while in Colombo the coffee costs 1.59 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The most popular months to book a trip from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are December, June and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The best time of the year to go to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu when flying from Colombo 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 Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu from Colombo in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, March and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Colombo -  Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The total flight time between Colombo and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is of around 01:28 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 Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu compared to Colombo?
While in Colombo the temperatures can reach an average of 34.0 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu's temperatures can go up to 39.56 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 20.33 ºC in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, compared to the 20.54 ºC average degrees reported in Colombo. During the winter period, Colombo can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu have an average of 8.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Colombo and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu?
The main airport route flying between Colombo and Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu is: Katunayake International (CMB) to Chennai International Airport (MAA). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • IndiGo.
  • Srilankan Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Colombo to Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu are:
  • Emirates, stoping in Dubai for 105 minutes minimun.
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