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The best prices from Heathrow to Colombo are usually found in October or November, booked 15 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to Colombo (CMB)

LHR - CMB
Price
£465 - £721
CMB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CMB
Rainfall
34 - 303 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Average price

£471

Average for round-trip flights in November 2020

Round-trip from

£465

From Heathrow to Colombo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Heathrow to Colombo?

Flights from Heathrow to Colombo are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Colombo.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Heathrow to Colombo?

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 18 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Heathrow to Colombo within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at £499.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Heathrow to Colombo?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Colombo from Heathrow average £543. You can even find prices in September for less than £543, as users have found deals to Colombo from as low as £406. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Colombo from Heathrow. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 34%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Heathrow to Colombo (LHR - CMB)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Heathrow to Colombo in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 8% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Colombo in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LHR to CMB flights in November, December
31 Dec - 17 Jan
£616pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 17 Jan
£634pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 14 Jan
£641pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Heathrow found for next year
31 Dec - 17 Jan
£616pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 17 Jan
£634pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 14 Jan
£641pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Colombo from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Colombo direct flight deals
3 May - 17 May
£565pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 May - 24 May
£569pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Apr - 22 Apr
£575pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from Heathrow, departing today and this week
30 Nov - 28 Feb
£721pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Nov - 1 Mar
£730pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Nov - 28 Feb
£731pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Colombo from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Colombo
05:25 - 00:20
LOT
1 stop
13h 25m
LHR - CMB
LOT
£381
FlightHub
15:10 - 19:40
Etihad Airways
1 stop
23h 00m
LHR - CMB
Etihad Airways
£418
Flights by SU
10:05 - 04:20
Qatar Airways
1 stop
12h 45m
LHR - CMB
Qatar Airways
£432
Flights by SU

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Heathrow to Colombo flights.

Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Colombo

Are flight prices decreasing from Heathrow to Colombo due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Heathrow and Colombo for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from London Heathrow to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

SriLankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to Colombo for under £525 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Colombo for under £525. The cheapest flight booked recently is on LOT for just £490, but on average you can expect to pay £504.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Colombo for under £600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Colombo under £600. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Colombo is less than £688.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Colombo for under £750?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Colombo within the next 7 days for less than £750.

Does it rain more in Heathrow or Colombo?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Heathrow is roughly less than Colombo. You can assume this to be the case over the next 23 days.

Is Heathrow weather warmer or cooler than Colombo?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 33 °C on average in the month of February. The temperature in Colombo is typically hotter than in Heathrow. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Colombo?

Departing from Heathrow to Colombo will take you 13h. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Heathrow to Colombo return?

Currently priced at £491, LOT will fly you from Heathrow to Colombo and back. In addition to LOT, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on SWISS for as low as £504. LOT is priced at 10% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Heathrow to Colombo one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for LOT. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £345. Users have also found prices from £396 and £418 on LOT and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Heathrow to Colombo
Today's exchange rate
£1 = Rs 245.07
Average temperature for November in Colombo
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Colombo
248.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines from Heathrow to Colombo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow to Colombo choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
£503 £520 No change fee 76%
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SAUDIA
£361 £626 No cancel fee 86%
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KLM
£516 £636 No change fee 75%
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LOT
£434 £652 No change fee 81%
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Air China
£630 £694 N/A 67%
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SWISS
£546 £700 No change fee 79%
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Turkish Airlines
£581 £735 No cancel fee 77%
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Air Serbia
£598 £774 No cancel fee N/A
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Singapore Airlines
£637 £829 No change fee 81%
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Aeroflot
£611 £834 N/A 79%
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Hourly flight availability from Heathrow to Colombo

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0 flights
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1 daily flight
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1 daily flight
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1 daily flight
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