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Sun, 04 Aug LGW - CMB
Thu, 08 Aug CMB - LGW
£645 £612
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Wed, 21 Aug LGW - CMB
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£248 £221
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Sun, 18 Aug LHR - CMB
Wed, 21 Aug CMB - LHR
£905 £890
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Tue, 30 Jul LHR - CMB
Sat, 03 Aug CMB - LHR
£1067 £1054
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Thu, 08 Aug LHR - CMB
Mon, 12 Aug CMB - LHR
£1013 £1000
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Wed, 14 Aug LHR - CMB
Fri, 16 Aug CMB - LHR
£924 £907
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Flight route information

Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
95% Trains in Colombo are 95% cheaper than in London.
London £2.8
Colombo £0.13
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
87% A meal in Colombo is 87% cheaper than a meal in London.
London £20
Colombo £2.55
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 396.72 LKR
1 LKR = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 22 July 2024
Distance: 5413 miles
London airports
Heathrow (LHR) How far from city centre: 14 miles
Stansted (STN) How far from city centre: 30 miles
Gatwick (LGW) How far from city centre: 25 miles
Luton International (LTN) How far from city centre: 27 miles
London City (LCY) How far from city centre: 7 miles
Southend (SEN) How far from city centre: 35 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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Useful information for the flight from London to Colombo

How long is the flight from London to Colombo?

The flight duration on a direct flight from London to Colombo is around 10 hours and 30 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for flights from London to Colombo are Bangalore, Doha, and Dubai. There is also a flight path to Colombo via Male in the Maldives.

What documentation do I need to fly to Colombo from London?

You will need to obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for your holidays Sri Lanka. You can apply directly for an online ETA by visiting the following website: www.eta.gov.lk. When applying, you will need your passport details, flight ticket details, and the name and address of the first hotel or address you will be heading to upon arrival in Sri Lanka.

Is there a time change from London to Colombo?

Sri Lanka is located on an island in the Indian Ocean, south of India. Srilankan time is five and a half hours ahead of London's Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT).

Which airlines fly from London to Colombo?

There are several airlines with departures from London to Colombo including:

How to find cheap flights from London to Colombo?

The best way to find discount airfares from London to Colombo is to simply enter your destination and dates of travel in Opodo's speedy search engine. The results will allow you to compare the prices on flights and select the best deals. By travelling with stopovers and different airlines, you can find cheaper fares. The cheapest time to go to Colombo is May, though August or December are also affordable. The Opodo website allows you to filter your choices by airports, airlines, schedules, and many other options.

When are the best times to fly from London to Colombo?

Airports in London

London has 4 airports providing passenger services to Colombo: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport, and London Stansted Airport.

Useful information about Heathrow Airport:

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles of west of central London and is easy to access by car or with public transportation.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, baby care facilities, outdoor smoking areas, cafes and duty-free shops.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport:

Gatwick Airport is located 29.5 miles south of central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Useful information about London Luton Airport:

London Luton Airport is located 28 miles north of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport:

London Stansted Airport is located 42 miles north-east of central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

Airports in Columbo

Colombo International Airport is the only airport in Columbo.

Useful information about Colombo International Airport:

Colombo International Airport is located about one hour's drive north from Colombo's city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

Services: Open 24/7, Wi-Fi in designated areas, lounges, showers, and rest zones.

What to do and visit in Colombo

Frequently asked questions about flights from London to Colombo

How long does the flight take to go from London to Colombo?
The total flight time between London and Colombo is of around 12:23 hours on average, considering an average distance of 9,513 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 London to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Colombo is 221£. 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 London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.31 GBP, 92% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 95% less in Colombo: 0.13 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.55 GBP in Colombo, 87% less than the 20.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 47% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.92 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.63 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from London to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Colombo are January, December and February, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from London to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from London 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 London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, September, May and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London - Colombo.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from London 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 London. 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 London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 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 -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Colombo have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between London and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between London and Colombo is: Gatwick (LGW) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • TUI Airways.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Colombo flights between Heathrow (LHR) to Katunayake International (CMB) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Srilankan Airlines.
  • Air Canada.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Colombo are:
Emirates, stopping in Dubai for 60 minutes minimum.
  • Etihad Airways, with 75 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
  • Gulf Air, with 95 minutes scale in Bahrain.
Flight Duration 12 h and 23 m Flights between London and Colombo take, on average, 12 h and 23 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £221 Cheapest price for a flight between London and Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Gatwick The airport Gatwick is the departure airport operating flights between London and Colombo
Arriving Airport Katunayake International Flights departing London with Colombo as destination arrive at Katunayake International

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