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Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

Airfares from Tullamarine to Bandaranaike Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$655 and round trip flights were AU$924 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Find the Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Melbourne to Colombo flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top MEL to CMB routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

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Traveling From Tullamarine
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
Traveling To Bandaranaike Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code CMB
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight Price AU$924

FAQs about flights from Tullamarine (MEL) to Bandaranaike Intl. (CMB)

Can I take a flight from MEL to Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) right now?

The initial step in arranging a flight from Tullamarine Airport to CMB is to have a squiz at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. It's here you'll find all you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and many other policies.

How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport to Colombo International Airport?

The better organised you are for your trip of approximately 15 hours and 59 minutes, the cruisier your journey will be. A trusty neck pillow, a gripping novel and a spare set of clothes should come on board with you when heading from MEL to CMB.

What airlines fly direct from Tullamarine Airport to CMB?

Not enthralled by the idea of tucking into tasteless airport food while hanging around for a connecting flight? Suss out SriLankan Airlines — it's the one airline with direct flights between Melbourne and Seeduwa - Katunayake.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to CMB have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.

Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?

Some airlines offer the option to change your Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) flight without a fee. That way, you won't get stung with extra costs — but you'll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the "no change fees" filter when you book.

How many flights are there from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Colombo International Airport?

Hmmm, decisions, decisions! Select one of the 26 flights that operate from MEL to CMB every month and you'll be out exploring the sights in Seeduwa - Katunayake soon enough.

If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?

There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo and Air India. Now you can take that long overdue holiday with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here's an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it's best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It's possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif's 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Melbourne to Colombo Flight Deals from AU$924

Considering a quick trip to Colombo, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from MEL to CMB. With heaps of cheap fares from Melbourne, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

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For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Colombo from Melbourne from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Colombo in just hour(s) and mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Colombo from Melbourne 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$924 and rising to AU$1,379 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Melbourne to Colombo today!  

Find cheap airfares to Colombo from Melbourne 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Melbourne and Colombo
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in January)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

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Great places to stay after flight from Melbourne to Colombo

Amora Lagoon
Amora Lagoon
3.5 out of 5
667/154 LIVER BROTHER, ROAD, Seeduwa - Katunayake, WP
The price is AU$99 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Negombo District General Hospital, Negombo Beach and Maris Stella College. Ave Maria Convent ...
Amora Lagoon
Airport resort
Airport resort
4 out of 5
54/B, Walpola Road, Andiambalama, Seeduwa - Katunayake
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo Fish Market and Negombo Beach.
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"The manager was very efficient and friendly including 2 trips to airport as we arrived at separate times plus organised driver for trip to Kandy. Food was made for us when we needed it and was delivered with great smile. Pool was beautiful. Was a great stayover after late arrivals into Colombo airport, ..."

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2019

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OYO 538 Sandamali Transit Hotel
OYO 538 Sandamali Transit Hotel
3 out of 5
Base line Rd, Seeduwa - Katunayake, WP
Situated in Seeduwa - Katunayake, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Negombo District General Hospital, Maris Stella College and Angurukaramulla Temple. ...
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OYO 538 Sandamali Transit Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.