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London (LON) to Colombo (CMB)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to CMB flight in 2022: compare London to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.
LON - CMB
Price
£806 - £1,032
CMB
Temperature
27 - 28 °C
CMB
Rainfall
60 - 350 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£663

From London (LON) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

One-way from

£261

One-way flight from London (LON) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (LON - CMB)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

To save on the cost of your flight from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, book at least 46 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £713 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £745.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. Flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from London in November are about £709 on average during November, but can be found for as low as £567.

Cheap flights from London to Colombo in June, July 2022

The best prices found for LON to CMB flights in June, July
13 Jul - 2 Aug
£655pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
20 Jul - 26 Jul
£656pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
16 Jul - 25 Jul
£695pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted

London to Colombo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from London found for this year
6 Sep - 4 Oct
£480pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Sep - 28 Sep
£488pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Sep - 19 Oct
£489pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Colombo from London

Save time with London to Colombo direct flight deals
1 Sep - 15 Sep
£761pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Sep - 28 Sep
£765pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Nov - 18 Nov
£766pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from London, departing today and this week
7 Jul - 22 Jul
£725pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
10 Jul - 16 Jul
£756pp
LTN
London Luton
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LTN
London Luton
7 Jul - 21 Jul
£759pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Colombo from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Colombo
06:35 - 03:10
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
15h 05m
STN - CMB
Multiple Airlines
£310
Kiwi.com
02:50 - 03:10
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
18h 50m
STN - CMB
Multiple Airlines
£314
Kiwi.com
04:35 - 08:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
23h 35m
LGW - CMB
Multiple Airlines
£261
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From London to Colombo

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

Some of our airline partners flying from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. SriLankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like SriLankan Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £480, but on average you can expect to pay £501.

Are there nonstop flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under £800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport under £800. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is less than £781.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under £800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next 7 days for less than £800.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport round-trip?

Flying on Etihad Airways is currently your cheapest option to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, with prices starting at £488. Etihad Airways is priced at 31% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £407. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl) can be booked for £480 on average our data indicates £1,836 when flying from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.

What are the most popular routes from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Most travelers choose London Heathrow - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, London Gatwick - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl or London City - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl when deciding on the best route from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

The most popular airlines flying from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport are Jet Airways, Air France and Finnair. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Colombo, Sri Lanka

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Colombo from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Colombo

Most visitors from London need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Colombo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Colombo.

Documents
Health Insurance - Travelers should have the mandatory COVID 19 Insurance of 12 USD with one month cover of 75,000 USD, regardless of vaccination status.


Do I need a test to fly back to London from Colombo?

Returning to London from Colombo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Colombo are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Colombo are not required to quarantine after entering London.

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Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Colombo.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = Rs 435.17
Average temperature for June in Colombo
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Colombo
102.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Ukraine International Airlines
£310 £410 No cancel fee 81%
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TUI Airways
£321 £393 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by TUI Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Lufthansa
£414 £428 No cancel fee 76%
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Royal Jordanian
£414 £691 No cancel fee 61%
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Jet Airways
£458 £599 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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LOT
£476 £601 No cancel fee 81%
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SWISS
£485 £589 No cancel fee 79%
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Turkish Airlines
£491 £749 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£496 £821 No cancel fee 75%
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Aeroflot
£502 £686 No cancel fee 79%
Search Aeroflot flights

Hourly flight availability from London to Colombo

See what time of day planes typically take off from London towards Colombo.
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Midnight
6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from London to Colombo
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Colombo.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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