Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo

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Chennai (MAA) to Colombo (CMB)

All the information you need to plan the best MAA to CMB flight in 2021: compare Chennai to Colombo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Colombo.
MAA - CMB
Price
₹ 10,495 - ₹ 13,651
CMB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CMB
Rainfall
34 - 303 mm

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

₹ 10,495

From Chennai to Colombo

One-way from

₹ 4,550

One-way flight from Chennai to Colombo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chennai to Colombo?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chennai to Colombo, book at least 30 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 16% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from ₹ 19,450 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as ₹ 21,505.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Colombo. Flights to Colombo from Chennai in August are about ₹ 18,202 on average during August, but can be found for as low as ₹ 15,707.

Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MAA to CMB flights in May, June
31 May - 1 Jul
₹ 8,881pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 May - 1 Jun
₹ 8,954pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
10 Jun - 30 Jun
₹ 9,321pp
MAA
Chennai
IndiGo
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
IndiGo
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Chennai to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Chennai found for this year
31 May - 1 Jul
₹ 8,881pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Jul - 9 Aug
₹ 8,954pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
10 Jun - 30 Jun
₹ 9,321pp
MAA
Chennai
IndiGo
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
IndiGo
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Direct flights to Colombo from Chennai

Save time with Chennai to Colombo direct flight deals
31 May - 1 Jul
₹ 8,881pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Jul - 9 Aug
₹ 8,954pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
10 Jun - 30 Jun
₹ 9,321pp
MAA
Chennai
IndiGo
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
IndiGo
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Last-minute flights from Chennai to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from Chennai, departing today and this week
21 May - 11 Jun
₹ 25,908pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoAir
Direct
MAA
Chennai
21 May - 10 Jun
₹ 26,055pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
22 May - 5 Jun
₹ 26,496pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoAir
Direct
MAA
Chennai

One-way flights to Colombo from Chennai

The cheapest one-way flights from Chennai to Colombo
04:50 - 06:10
GoAir
Direct
1h 20m
MAA - CMB
GoAir
₹ 4,551
Expedia
20:05 - 21:40
SpiceJet
Direct
1h 35m
MAA - CMB
SpiceJet
₹ 4,918
Kiwi.com
14:00 - 09:45
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
19h 45m
MAA - CMB
Multiple Airlines
₹ 9,615
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Chennai to Colombo

What airport do you fly from for flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl?

Located just 16.5 km from the city centre, Chennai is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from Chennai. Booking flights from Chennai (MAA) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl from 5 different airlines.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo, and SpiceJet 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 Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,679 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,679. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SpiceJet for just ₹ 8,881, but on average you can expect to pay ₹ 10,202.

Are there direct flights from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,679 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Chennai to Colombo under ₹ 14,679. A good price for a direct flight from Chennai to Colombo is less than ₹ 10,349.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 29,358?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chennai to Colombo within the next 7 days for less than ₹ 29,358.

What days are direct flights available from Chennai to Colombo?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Monday, Friday.

How many flights depart from Chennai to Colombo on average per day?

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Chennai or Colombo?

Expected rainfall in Chennai is more than in Colombo. You can expect this to be the case over the next 5 days.

Is Chennai weather warmer or cooler than Colombo?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 38 °C range in May. The weather in Colombo is generally colder than Chennai's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Chennai to Colombo?

GoAir, IndiGo, and SpiceJet can get you from Chennai to Colombo in just under 1h 20m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Chennai and Colombo is about 650 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

According to our current data, SpiceJet (₹ 8,881), IndiGo (₹ 9,322), and GoAir (₹ 9,909) offers the cheapest pricing from Chennai to Colombo. SpiceJet is currently priced 23% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is GoAir, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as ₹ 3,817. However, be on the lookout for offers from IndiGo and SpiceJet, as they are both options that can get you from Chennai to Colombo for a low price.

Destination information for Colombo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chennai to Colombo.
Today's exchange rate
₹ 1 = Rs 2.65
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for May in Colombo
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Colombo
195.0 mm

Airports servicing Chennai

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 4 airlines flying from Chennai to Colombo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Chennai 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
IndiGo
₹ 121 ₹ 147 No cancel fee 80%
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SpiceJet
₹ 125 ₹ 158 No cancel fee 65%
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Air India
₹ 110 ₹ 174 No cancel fee N/A

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

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SriLankan Airlines
₹ 138 ₹ 202 No cancel fee 68%

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

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Hourly flight availability from Chennai to Colombo

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chennai towards Colombo.
Morning 6 AM to midday 66% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 33% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
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