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£305+ Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

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BOS — CMB
17 Jul — 24 Jul1
1 adult
Wed 17/7
Wed 24/7

Flights to Sri Lanka in 2024

Find the latest flights to Sri Lanka in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 976,312 searches and data was last updated on 12 July 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Average price

£1,022

Return from

£638

One-way from

£305
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in July 2024
From London to Colombo
One-way flight from London to Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka in July & August 2024

Search the best deals to popular Sri Lanka cities recently found by Cheapflights users
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to Sri Lanka in July and August 2024. If these deals fall outside of your budget, be sure to come back soon as prices update often.
Cheap flights to Colombo
Tue 27/810:30LTN - CMB
2 stops29h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/904:30CMB - LTN
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£410
Wed 21/806:05LTN - CMB
2 stops21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Mon 30/905:05CMB - LTN
2 stops33h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£412
Tue 27/810:30LTN - CMB
2 stops29h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/922:05CMB - LTN
3 stops27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£417
Tue 27/806:00LTN - CMB
3 stops34h 10mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/922:05CMB - LTN
3 stops27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£450
Tue 27/811:50STN - CMB
2 stops28h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/922:05CMB - STN
2 stops19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£460
Mon 26/806:00LHR - CMB
3 stops34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 23/905:05CMB - LHR
3 stops35h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£462
Sat 24/822:00LGW - CMB
2 stops25h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 22/905:15CMB - LGW
2 stops30h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£465
Tue 27/818:35LGW - CMB
2 stops29h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/904:55CMB - LGW
1 stop13h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£476
Sat 24/822:00LGW - CMB
2 stops25h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 22/915:10CMB - LGW
3 stops38h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£482

Sri Lanka 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Sri Lanka in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 976,312 searches and data were last updated on 12 July 2024.
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Thu 12/919:25LGW - CMB
2 stops28h 30mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/916:20CMB - LGW
2 stops24h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£401
Tue 27/810:30LTN - CMB
2 stops29h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/904:30CMB - LTN
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£410
Mon 2/911:05LGW - CMB
2 stops29h 50mMultiple Airlines
Thu 12/905:05CMB - LGW
2 stops21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£410
Wed 21/806:05LTN - CMB
2 stops21h 50mMultiple Airlines
Mon 30/905:05CMB - LTN
2 stops33h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£412
Mon 2/911:05LGW - CMB
2 stops29h 50mMultiple Airlines
Thu 12/922:05CMB - LGW
3 stops26h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£412
Tue 27/810:30LTN - CMB
2 stops29h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 24/922:05CMB - LTN
3 stops27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£417

One-way flights to Sri Lanka

Explore one-way flight options to Sri Lanka for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 976,312 searches and data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
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Sat 3/816:45STN - CMB
3 stops31h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 11/7£305

Direct flights to Sri Lanka

Sun 3/1112:35LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 20mSriLankan Airlines
Sun 10/1112:50CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£659
Mon 21/1021:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Sun 27/1012:50CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£666
Wed 9/1021:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Sat 26/1002:20CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£669
Mon 19/821:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Mon 16/913:05CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£690
Tue 8/1021:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Thu 31/1012:50CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£694
Sun 15/921:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Sun 24/1112:50CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£695
Tue 3/921:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Tue 17/913:05CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 10/7£697
Fri 8/1120:40LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 20mSriLankan Airlines
Sat 16/1112:50CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 50mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 11/7£698
Thu 12/921:30LHR - CMB
Nonstop10h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Sat 21/913:05CMB - LHR
Nonstop11h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 10/7£705

Find flights to Sri Lanka within your budget

Locate flights to Sri Lanka that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 976,312 searches and data was last updated on 12 July 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

£638 - £649

Route

Depart

Return

Price

London HeathrowColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR - CMB

LHRCMB

London Heathrow

Tue 8/10

2 stops19h 00m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 20/10

2 stops18h 00m

£638

London GatwickColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW - CMB

LGWCMB

London Gatwick

Thu 18/7

2 stops26h 25m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Tue 6/8

2 stops30h 30m

£638

London GatwickColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW - CMB

LGWCMB

London Gatwick

Wed 9/10

1 stop26h 55m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Mon 28/10

1 stop39h 40m

£639

London HeathrowColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR - CMB

LHRCMB

London Heathrow

Sun 18/8

1 stop16h 25m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Fri 27/9

1 stop17h 35m

£640

London GatwickColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW - CMB

LGWCMB

London Gatwick

Wed 11/9

1 stop26h 20m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Fri 27/9

1 stop34h 40m

£640

London HeathrowColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR - CMB

LHRCMB

London Heathrow

Tue 20/8

1 stop25h 20m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Sun 22/9

1 stop15h 15m

£641

London HeathrowColombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR - CMB

LHRCMB

London Heathrow

Thu 12/9

Nonstop10h 45m

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Wed 9/10

Nonstop11h 25m

£649

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 11/7

Best time to book a flight to Sri Lanka

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Sri Lanka with our price prediction graph.
Estimated return price
Rates are based on past data. Find the cheapest month and day to book your flight based on your travel requirements, then search for cheap deals.

Temperature and rainfall in Sri Lanka by month

Plan your trip to Sri Lanka by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Sri Lanka, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, March is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 27.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Sri Lanka?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Sri Lanka. Price data was last updated on 5 July 2024.

Aim to book your flights to Sri Lanka at least two or three months in advance, although, if you want to find a bargain you should try even earlier than that. Despite the fact that the Monsoon season will offer the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka, it also leaves the island completely soaked so avoid this time if you don’t want to get wet. The peak of summer can also be unbearably hot and humid but on the whole the warmer weather can be enjoyed for most of the season. If you can be flexible with when you travel then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka.

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Reviews of airlines servicing Sri Lanka

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Sri Lanka. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Sri Lanka. Reviews last updated 12 July 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with SriLankan Airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air to Sri Lanka by reading reviews from past customers. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

7.9
Good
1,426 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

7.8
Good
254 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

7.7
Good
4,192 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

7.6
Good
273 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,787 reviews

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.9

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

It was not a good experience the seats were small and uncomfortable the food was not good and they forgot to serve me my breakfast - there were 5 us in 2 rows that they just completely skipped us. Very disappointed.

What is good to know if travelling to Sri Lanka?

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  • When is the best time to fly to Sri Lanka?

    Peak season: You’ll need to assess where you’ll be travelling to in Sri Lanka once you’ve landed in Colombo as the weather and the peak season varies depending on where you go. Generally you’ll find reasonably priced flight tickets between the rainy seasons. The south-west coast is driest between November to April whereas the east coast is best visited between May to September. If you visit the south-west coast then you must pay a visit to the beaches around Hikkaduwa, Mirissa and Unawatuna as they are simply stunning. You’ll need to make sure you secure your flights to Sri Lanka in advance during the peak season as you’ll find the cost of flight tickets increase a lot as the dates approach. Off season: You’ll find the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka during the Monsoon season which can be from October time to December or January. It’s still worth planning and booking your flights to Sri Lanka in advance to secure cheaper flight tickets and despite the Monsoon season it can still be very busy in places. Once you’ve decided where in Sri Lanka you’ll be visiting you should do a bit of research on any festivals or events as these will drive the costs up and make cheap flights to Sri Lanka harder to find. On the other hand, they will provide you with amazing memories and experiences.

  • How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

    Flights from London to Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka: 10 hours 45 minutes. Flights from Manchester to Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka: 12 hours 30 minutes. Flights from Birmingham to Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka: 12 hours 55 minutes. Flights from Glasgow to Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka: 13 hours 55 minutes.

  • Which airlines operate flights to Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lankan and Qatar Airways are the major airlines that provide reasonably cheap flights to Sri Lanka. On occasion you’ll find Emirates and British Airways also offering flight tickets but they aren’t as regular. Deciding which airline to use comes down primarily to the price and your own preference. Emirates and Qatar Airways for example provide very high standards for comfort and service while British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks onboard. Plan ahead and decide which airline offers the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka and then consider other options such as inflight entertainment.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Once your flights to Sri Lanka arrive, you can get an airport shuttle to the main bus terminal. From here you can jump on several different buses depending on where you are going but bus 187 leaves every 30 minutes and goes to Central Colombo. Once you’ve secured your flight tickets to Sri Lanka it’s worth checking which hotels provide airport transfers. Finding one that does will give you less to worry about once you land. Lastly, you can opt for a taxi. Taxis are more expensive than the bus but they are a good option if you don’t want to wait around for a bus to arrive. Make sure you agree on a fee before getting in though to avoid being ripped off.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Sri Lanka if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Sri Lanka on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Sri Lanka?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, China Eastern is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Sri Lanka.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Sri Lanka?

    Colombo Bandaranaike Intl is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Sri Lanka. One-way flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl typically cost £54, while return flights cost around £81.

  • How much is a return flight to Sri Lanka?

    A return flight to Sri Lanka will typically cost around £233, however they can be found for as little as £104.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Sri Lanka depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Sri Lanka, London offers the quickest one-way flight (10 hours 20 minutes).

  • Does Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl?

    Yes. Colombo Bandaranaike Intl has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Green Star Residence is the closest property to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (0.0 mi away from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl).

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