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
₹ 143 - ₹ 186
CMB
Temperature
27 - 28 °C
CMB
Precipitation
60 - 350 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

₹ 10,725

From Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

One-way from

₹ 5,025

One-way flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

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 Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport at least 43 days early can save you up to 17% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 43 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for as little as ₹ 12,075 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as ₹ 13,350 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

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

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Chennai average ₹ 11,806. You can even find prices in April for less than ₹ 11,806, as users have found deals to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from as low as ₹ 9,750. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport from Chennai. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 18%.

Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MAA to CMB flights in October, November
2 Nov - 9 Nov
₹ 9,750pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
2 Nov - 9 Nov
₹ 9,825pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
8 Nov - 12 Nov
₹ 11,400pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Chennai to Colombo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Colombo from Chennai found for this year
2 Nov - 9 Nov
₹ 9,750pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
2 Dec - 6 Dec
₹ 9,825pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Dec - 28 Jan
₹ 10,050pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Direct flights to Colombo from Chennai

Save time with Chennai to Colombo direct flight deals
2 Nov - 9 Nov
₹ 9,750pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
2 Dec - 6 Dec
₹ 9,825pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai
31 Dec - 28 Jan
₹ 10,050pp
MAA
Chennai
GoFirst
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
GoFirst
Direct
MAA
Chennai

Last-minute flights from Chennai to Colombo

Late deals on return flights to Colombo from Chennai, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 28 Oct
₹ 13,425pp
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
26 Oct - 5 Nov
₹ 13,575pp
MAA
Chennai
Air India
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Air India
Direct
MAA
Chennai
29 Oct - 5 Nov
₹ 13,650pp
MAA
Chennai
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
SriLankan Airlines
Direct
MAA
Chennai

One-way flights to Colombo from Chennai

The cheapest one-way flights from Chennai to Colombo
06:25 - 07:50
IndiGo
Direct
1h 25m
MAA - CMB
IndiGo
₹ 5,025
Booking.com
05:30 - 07:10
GoFirst
Direct
1h 40m
MAA - CMB
GoFirst
₹ 5,100
lastminute.com
19:40 - 21:15
Air India
Direct
1h 35m
MAA - CMB
Air India
₹ 6,525

Related info for your journey

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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 Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under ₹ 9,800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under ₹ 9,800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on GoFirst for just ₹ 9,750, but on average you can expect to pay ₹ 11,700.

Are there direct flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under ₹ 9,800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport under ₹ 9,800. A good price for a direct flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is less than ₹ 12,000.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport for under ₹ 13,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport within the next 7 days for less than ₹ 13,500.

What days are direct flights available from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

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

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

A quick flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport can take about 1h 20m. GoFirst provides one of the quickest options available for as low as ₹ 9,750. The distance between Chennai and Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport is about 650 km. All flights are typically direct.

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

GoFirst, at ₹ 9,750, was found to be the cheapest airline from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include IndiGo and Air India. These flights start at 17% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for GoFirst. According to our data, you can fly for as low as ₹ 4,200. Users have also found prices from ₹ 4,575 and ₹ 5,775 on GoFirst and IndiGo, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, check out the most popular airlines for this route: IndiGo, Air India or Malaysia Airlines.

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

On average you can expect to pay ₹ 8,624 for a flight from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport. The cheapest flight overall is ₹ 3,286 while the most popular route, (Chennai - Colombo Bandaranaike Intl) is currently priced at ₹ 9,750.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chennai to Colombo

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Colombo.

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka.


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

Returning to Chennai from Colombo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Colombo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

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

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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 from MAA to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
1h 27m
Average temperature for October in Colombo
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Colombo
303.0 mm

Airports servicing Chennai

Airports servicing Colombo

Top 4 airlines flying from Chennai to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

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
Air India
₹ 8,262 ₹ 13,054 No cancel fee N/A
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IndiGo
₹ 9,101 ₹ 11,029 No cancel fee 80%
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SpiceJet
₹ 9,405 ₹ 11,830 No cancel fee 65%
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SriLankan Airlines
₹ 10,314 ₹ 15,155 No cancel fee 68%
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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 50% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 33% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 17% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chennai to Colombo
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chennai to Colombo.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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