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Melbourne to Colombo flights

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Flight Duration 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 Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Melbourne with Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Melbourne Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Melbourne and Colombo
Arriving Airport Flights departing Melbourne with Colombo as destination arrives at Katunayake International

Cheap last minute flights to Colombo

Latest deals and top flight routes from Melbourne airports.

Departure Wed, 29 Jun Return Mon, 04 Jul
MEL Melbourne
CMB Colombo
return from £775
Departure Sun, 17 Jul Return Sun, 24 Jul
MEL Melbourne
CMB Colombo
return from £538
Flight route information
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Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
97%

Trains in Colombo are 97% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.61
Colombo
£0.09
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
91%

A meal in Colombo is 91% cheaper than a meal in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£11.34
Colombo
£1.02
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
94%

A taxi fare in Colombo is 94% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.83
Colombo
£0.18
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
56%

Coffee in Colombo is 56% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.6
Colombo
£1.15
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
K Distance: 5193 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Melbourne to Colombo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Melbourne to Colombo 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 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 can I find cheap flights from Melbourne to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Colombo is 538£. 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 0.18 GBP, 94% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.83 GBP, while train tickets costs 97% less in Colombo: 0.09 GBP against 2.61 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.02 GBP in Colombo, 91% less than the 11.34 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 56% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.15 GBP, while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.60 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.
🕑 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 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:
Airlines with indirect flights from Melbourne to Colombo are:
  • Malaysia Airlines, stoping in Kuala Lumpur for 90 minutes minimun.
  • Singapore Airlines, with 165 minutes scale in Singapore.
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