Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo

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The best prices from Chennai to Colombo are usually found in April or March, booked 47 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chennai (MAA) to Colombo (CMB)

MAA - CMB
Price
₹ 10,537 - ₹ 13,705
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

₹ 10,537

From Chennai to Colombo

One-way from

₹ 4,716

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.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Chennai to Colombo?

Travellers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 4% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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 ₹ 19,527 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as ₹ 21,590.

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 ₹ 18,274 on average during August, but can be found for as low as ₹ 15,769.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chennai to Colombo (MAA - CMB)?

When flying from Chennai to Colombo, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 20% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo in February, March 2021

31 Mar - 6 Apr
₹ 8,032pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Mar - 7 Apr
₹ 8,179pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Mar - 7 Apr
₹ 8,547pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Chennai to Colombo 2021 flight deals

7 Apr - 15 Apr
₹ 7,958pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
20 Apr - 23 Apr
₹ 8,032pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
30 Jun - 7 Jul
₹ 8,105pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Direct flights to Colombo from Chennai

7 Apr - 15 Apr
₹ 7,958pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
20 Apr - 23 Apr
₹ 8,032pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
30 Jun - 7 Jul
₹ 8,105pp
MAA
Chennai
SpiceJet
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Last-minute flights from Chennai to Colombo

6 Mar - 7 Apr
₹ 35,000pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
6 Mar - 9 Apr
₹ 35,074pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai
8 Mar - 4 Jun
₹ 35,590pp
MAA
Chennai
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SpiceJet
Direct
MAA
Chennai

One-way flights to Colombo from Chennai

20:05 - 21:40
SpiceJet
Direct
1h 35m
MAA - CMB
SpiceJet
₹ 4,716
Kiwi.com
17:15 - 18:40
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
1h 25m
MAA - CMB
SriLankan Airlines
₹ 7,590
Kiwi.com
07:00 - 21:00
IndiGo
1 stop
14h 00m
MAA - CMB
IndiGo
₹ 13,632
EaseMyTrip

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Flight FAQs

From Chennai to Colombo

Can I find flights from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,737 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,737. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SpiceJet for just ₹ 7,958, but on average you can expect to pay ₹ 9,947.

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.

Are there direct flights from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 14,737 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Chennai to Colombo under ₹ 14,737. A good price for a direct flight from Chennai to Colombo is less than ₹ 9,947.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chennai to Colombo for under ₹ 36,843?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chennai to Colombo within the next 7 days for less than ₹ 36,843.

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 2 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?

SriLankan Airlines and SpiceJet can get you from Chennai to Colombo in just under 1h 25m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. 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 (₹ 7,958), and SriLankan Airlines (₹ 11,864) offers the cheapest pricing from Chennai to Colombo. SpiceJet is currently priced 31% 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 SpiceJet, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as ₹ 3,685. However, be on the lookout for offers from SriLankan Airlines and IndiGo, as they are both options that can get you from Chennai to Colombo for a low price.

Destination information for Colombo

Today's exchange rate
₹ 1 = Rs 2.62
Flight duration
1h 35m
Average temperature for March in Colombo
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Colombo
69.0 mm

Airports servicing Chennai

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 4 airlines flying from Chennai to Colombo

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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Weekly flight availability
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