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Riyadh to Colombo flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Riyadh and Colombo take, on average, 5 h and 58 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Riyadh with Colombo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport King Khaled Intl is the departure airport operating flights between Riyadh and Colombo
Arriving Airport Flights departing Riyadh with Colombo as destination arrives at Katunayake International

Cheap last minute flights to Colombo

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Departure Thu, 26 May Return Mon, 30 May
RUH Riyadh
CMB Colombo
return from £259
Departure Thu, 16 Jun Return Mon, 20 Jun
RUH Riyadh
CMB Colombo
return from £269
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Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Colombo are 92% cheaper than in Riyadh.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Colombo is 83% cheaper than a meal in Riyadh.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Colombo is 93% cheaper than in Riyadh.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Colombo is 63% cheaper than in Riyadh.

Riyadh airports
  • ( King Khaled Intl (RUH)
    How far from city centre: 6 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: 2505 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Riyadh to Colombo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Riyadh 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 Riyadh. 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 Riyadh to Colombo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Riyadh to Colombo is 259£. 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 Riyadh?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Colombo costs an average of 0.18 GBP, 93% cheaper than Riyadh, with a fare of 2.72 GBP, while train tickets costs 92% less in Colombo: 0.09 GBP against 1.09 GBP in Riyadh. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.02 GBP in Colombo, 83% less than the 6.09 GBP in Riyadh. The price of the coffee is around 63% cheaper in Colombo, with an average of 1.18 GBP, while in Riyadh the coffee costs 3.16 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Riyadh to Colombo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Riyadh to Colombo are May, June and January, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Riyadh to Colombo?
The best time of the year to go to Colombo when flying from Riyadh depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1º month to fly to Colombo from Riyadh in terms of searches from our customer, followed by May and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Riyadh -  Colombo.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Riyadh to Colombo?
The total flight time between Riyadh and Colombo is of around 05:58 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,354 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between Riyadh and Colombo?
The main airport route flying between Riyadh and Colombo is: King Khaled Intl (RUH) to Katunayake International (CMB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Srilankan Airlines.
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Riyadh to Colombo are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Riyadh to Colombo are:
  • Air Arabia, stoping in Sharjah for 145 minutes minimun.
  • Gulf Air, with 100 minutes scale in Bahrain.
  • Gulf Air, with 100 minutes scale in Bahrain.
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