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Melbourne Colombo
Sat, 20 Jul MEL - CMB
£196 £194
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Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
95% Trains in Colombo are 95% cheaper than in Melbourne.
Melbourne £2.78
Colombo £0.13
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
79% A meal in Colombo is 79% cheaper than a meal in Melbourne.
Melbourne £12.06
Colombo £2.56
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 395.0 LKR
1 LKR = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 13 July 2024
Distance: 5193 miles
Melbourne airports
Melbourne Airport (MEL) How far from city centre: 7 miles
Avalon Airport (AVV) How far from city centre: 31 miles
Moorabbin (MBW) How far from city centre: 9 miles
Essendon (MEB) 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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Prices for tickets from Melbourne 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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Frequently asked questions about flights from Melbourne to Colombo

How long does the flight take to go from Melbourne to Colombo?
The total flight time between Melbourne and Colombo is of around 19:17 hours on average, considering an average distance of 14,940 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 Melbourne to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Colombo is 194£. 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 Melbourne?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.31 GBP, 89% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.88 GBP, while train tickets costs 95% less in Colombo: 0.13 GBP against 2.78 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.56 GBP in Colombo, 79% less than the 12.06 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 30% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.93 GBP, while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.74 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Melbourne to Colombo are December, March and September, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from Melbourne to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Melbourne 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 Melbourne in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, July, May and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Melbourne - Colombo.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Melbourne 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne?
While in Melbourne the temperatures can reach an average of 37.14 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 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 -1.12 ºC average degrees reported in Melbourne. During the winter period, Melbourne can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Colombo have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Melbourne and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between Melbourne and Colombo is: Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Srilankan Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Melbourne to Colombo are:
Malaysia Airlines, stopping in Kuala Lumpur for 90 minutes minimum.
  • Singapore Airlines, with 165 minutes scale in Singapore.
Flight Duration 19 h and 17 m Flights between Melbourne and Colombo take, on average, 19 h and 17 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £194 Cheapest price for a flight between Melbourne and Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Melbourne Airport The airport Melbourne Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Melbourne and Colombo
Arriving Airport Katunayake International Flights departing Melbourne with Colombo as destination arrive at Katunayake International

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