Cheap flights from Sri Lanka

The lovely nation of Sri Lanka is a great jumping off point for exploring other great international destinations. Skyscanner allows you to look through all the available routes, prices, and airlines that fly from this hub, and quickly book the trip that fits all your requirements.  

There are around ten domestic airports and three international airports, the most important of which is the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo. This hub offers flyers roughly 40 direct destinations that you can fly to, and many more onward connections. The other international airports are:

·         Ratmalana Airport (RML)

·         Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)

Sri Lankan Airlines is the national carrier for Sri Lanka, and you’ll find they handle almost all of the routes out of the country. However, there are a number of other excellent airlines that operate out of Sri Lanka, and these include Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air China, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Austrian Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.

Popular flights from Sri Lanka

Fly across the world to destinations like Vienna (VIE). In roughly 10 hours, you can find yourself wandering beneath the colonnades of the Hofburg Palace, or in the nave of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then if you really want to take in the best of the city, go to a concert of the Vienna State Opera House, and see for yourself why Vienna has such a vaunted musical legacy.

Or stick closer to home and travel four short hours to the magical Seychelles (SEZ), an archipelago situated off the eastern coast of Africa, and is known for the incredible diving spots in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park, the charming capital of Victoria, and its pristine white beaches lapped by azure waters.

If you’re intending to stay in the country, fly to Sigiriya (GIU), a place located right in the middle of the country, and famed for the remarkable Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a citadel that boasts a white palace built atop a huge column of rock, making this one of the most fascinating cultural sites in the country.

Where to find cheap flights from Sri Lanka

Finding cheap flights depends on a number of factors; the first is to fly out of a hub that offers a comprehensive range of competitive routes, and in Sri Lanka, this is in Colombo.

Flying in during low or shoulder seasons is also a sure-fire way to lower your costs, but if you have to fly during peak season, look for flights mid-week, at inconvenient hours, along connecting routes, or with low-cost carriers.

Skyscanner will pool all our resources to help you find the flight that suits your budget. We’ll scour the internet to find you the lowest fares, and you can up your chances of securing that bargain by clicking on our calendar and reviewing rates over the weeks of an entire month. Within moments you can determine the best week, day, and time to travel with our easy-to-use search tools.


Please note that information is correct as of March 2017

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