Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

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Flights to Sri Lanka in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£515Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£426From London to Colombo
One-way from£242One-way flight from London to Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LK1 flights for May, June
23 Jun - 30 Jun
STN

London Stansted

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

34h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

34h 25m
£500

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

23 Jun - 30 Jun
STN

London Stansted

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

34h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

34h 25m
£501

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

23 Jun - 30 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

31h 35m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

3 stops

34h 35m
£523

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

Sri Lanka 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka found for this year
28 Oct - 12 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

4 stops

43h 50m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

3 stops

24h 15m
£426

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 22.5.22

23 Jun - 30 Jun
STN

London Stansted

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

34h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

34h 25m
£500

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

23 Jun - 30 Jun
STN

London Stansted

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

34h 10m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

34h 25m
£501

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

Last minute flights to Sri Lanka

Late deals on return flights to Sri Lanka, departing today and this week
4 Jun - 16 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

3 stops

31h 35m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

3 stops

34h 35m
£569

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23.5.22

3 Jun - 24 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

30h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

14h 15m
£570

Oman Air

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Deal found 23.5.22

31 May - 20 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

13h 35m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

17h 25m
£583

Etihad Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25.5.22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka?

The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£653

February

£660

March

£664

April

£652

May

£650

June

£652

July

£742

August

£684

September

£659

October

£673

November

£660

December

£702

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Sri Lanka?

Average Sri Lanka flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - CMB

Price

£650 - £988

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

CMB

Rainfall

60 - 350 mm

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.

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

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.

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.

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How popular are flights to Sri Lanka this year?

There has been a 354% increase in demand for Sri Lanka flights over the last year.