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Istanbul Colombo
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Fri, 31 May SAW - CMB
Mon, 03 Jun CMB - SAW
£507 £493
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Istanbul Colombo
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Mon, 03 Jun SAW - CMB
£168 £165
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Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
70% Trains in Colombo are 70% cheaper than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £0.43
Colombo £0.13
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
64% A meal in Colombo is 64% cheaper than a meal in Istanbul.
Istanbul £7.33
Colombo £2.62
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 385.26 LKR
1 LKR = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 24 May 2024
Distance: 3904 miles
Istanbul airports
Istanbul Airport (IST) How far from city centre: 21 miles
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) How far from city centre: 19 miles
Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) How far from city centre: 9 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

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Tips for booking cheap flights from Istanbul to Colombo

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2. Can the price of my tickets from Istanbul to Colombo change during the booking process?

Prices for tickets from Istanbul to Colombo may fluctuate while you are in the process of booking. While this isn't a common occurrence, it can happen because Opodo operates as an online travel agency, and ticket prices and availability are ultimately determined by the airlines. Therefore, if the airline adjusts prices or if the available tickets are depleted while you are making your reservation, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours after your ticket purchase.

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When booking a flight, you may encounter situations where your desired travel date is unavailable or the flight price has increased beyond your budget. Rest assured, Opodo offers a solution. Explore our last-minute flight deals to find affordable options, especially if you have flexibility with your travel dates. Whether you need to depart on short notice or simply want to discover the cheapest day to fly between Istanbul and Colombo, our last-minute flights section has you covered.

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Opodo provides you with all the useful information about the flights covering the route between Istanbul to Colombo airports. Preparing for your trip is very easy! All you have to do is enter into Opodo search engine your departure and destination airports, the dates of travel, and the number of passengers. A list of all available flights will appear on your screen in a matter of seconds! For your convenience, you can sort it according to your preferences, such as time, price, or duration of the trip.


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Frequently asked questions about flights from Istanbul to Colombo

How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Colombo?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Colombo is of around 08:45 hours on average, considering an average distance of 6,286 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How can I find cheap flights from Istanbul to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to Colombo is 165£. 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 Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.31 GBP, 49% cheaper than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.61 GBP, while train tickets costs 70% less in Colombo: 0.13 GBP against 0.43 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.62 GBP in Colombo, 64% less than the 7.33 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 14% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.96 GBP, while in Istanbul the coffee costs 2.29 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Colombo are April, December and July, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Colombo from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, November, June and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul - Colombo.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Istanbul to Colombo?
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 Istanbul. 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 is the weather in Colombo compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 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 -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Colombo have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Colombo is: Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Colombo flights between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Katunayake International (CMB) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Istanbul to Colombo are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Istanbul to Colombo are:
  • SalamAir, stoping in Muscat for 245 minutes minimun.
  • Gulf Air, with 130 minutes scale in Bahrain.
  • Gulf Air, with 130 minutes scale in Bahrain.
Flight Duration 8 h and 45 m Flights between Istanbul and Colombo take, on average, 8 h and 45 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £165 Cheapest price for a flight between Istanbul and Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Istanbul Airport The airport Istanbul Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Colombo
Arriving Airport Katunayake International Flights departing Istanbul with Colombo as destination arrive at Katunayake International

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