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Flights to Sri Lanka in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 615Average for return flights in November 2022
Return fromS$ 336From Singapore Changi to Colombo
One-way fromS$ 169One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Sri Lanka

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Cheap flights to Colombo
27 Dec - 26 Jan
SIN

Singapore Changi

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

8h 05m
S$ 340

AirAsia

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Deal found 26-11

26 Dec - 20 Jan
SIN

Singapore Changi

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

14h 30m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

7h 35m
S$ 341

AirAsia

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Deal found 26-11

26 Dec - 20 Jan
SIN

Singapore Changi

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

15h 35m
CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

7h 35m
S$ 343

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 26-11

One-way flights to Sri Lanka

The cheapest one-way flights to Sri Lanka
16 Mar
SIN

Singapore Changi

CMB

Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

1 stop

7h 55m
S$ 169

AirAsia

Pick Dates

Deal found 27-11

What is the cheapest month to fly to Sri Lanka?

The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

S$ 613

February

S$ 562

March

S$ 566

April

S$ 548

May

S$ 548

June

S$ 564

July

S$ 575

August

S$ 582

September

S$ 559

October

S$ 555

November

S$ 582

December

S$ 789

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Sri Lanka is April. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Sri Lanka?

Average Sri Lanka flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SIN - CMB

Price

S$ 548 - S$ 858

CMB

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

CMB

Rainfall

60 - 350 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Sri Lanka?

The price you pay for your flight to Sri Lanka may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 59 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Sri Lanka is often called the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, but given its hot and humid climate, this verdant island could be more accurately called the Emerald of the Indian Ocean.

Its beaches – Trincomalee, Bentota and Unawatuna – are palm-fringed and soft-sanded, but this little isle also has a rich colonial history (Galle port was used by Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays and Indians before the Portuguese, Dutch and, later, English arrived) and an inspiring cultural heritage (the cultural triangle extends from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa to Dambulla).

Flights to Sri Lanka will deliver you to graceful people, a beautiful island and a rich holiday experience. 

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Sri Lanka climate

Sri Lanka has a tropical climate. Luckily, the ocean winds moderate the high humidity. Temperatures rarely fall below 16 degrees in the winter and summer temperatures average 32 degrees. Monsoon season lasts from mid-October through January and leaves the island soaked.

When is the best time to fly to Sri Lanka?

Peak season:

The best time to search for cheap flights to Sri Lanka and visit is between the rainy seasons. On the south-west coast and in the hills, it is driest between November and April. The south-west coast has fantastic beaches around Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Mirissa.

On the east coast, visit between May and September for the best conditions. Some of the must-visit beaches on this side of the island are Trincomalee, Nilaveli and Arugam Bay

Off season:

Monsoon season is between May and July, and December and January.

Getting around Sri Lanka

ExpoAir flies from Colombo to Jaffna and there are other private charter airlines and helicopter services.

If you have lots of time, train travel can be a fascinating way of getting around the island. On some of the longer journeys, old-style sleeper trains are available.

Bus services on the island are run by the Central Transport Board (CTB) and private companies.

Three-wheel vehicles, known variously as tuk-tuks, bajajs or auto-rickshaws are a neat way of taking short trips.

Independent travellers can rent motor-bikes and cars. Hiring a car and driver is another popular option; drivers will have local knowledge.

What is good to know if travelling to Sri Lanka?

  • Nuwara Eliya is the tea capital, the main hill resort. It is located about 2,000 metres above sea level. It is a place of English-style bungalows and afternoon tea. Sri Lankans flock to Nuwara Eliya during March and May, to escape the heat of the town.
  • The Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, about 85km (50 miles) from Colombo, is home to about 75 elephants that were either lost or abandoned by their mothers. The sanctuary was established by the Sri Lankan Government in 1975 and is a popular attraction.
  • See the pole fishermen around Weligama in the south of the island. The fishermen climb up a pole between 20 and 50 metres (65-100 ft) out to sea, holding on with feet and one arm, while casting a line with the other arm.
  • The Green, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead and Hawkesbill marine turtles are all endangered and the government takes conservation efforts very seriously, for example paying local fishermen to protect natural turtle-nesting sites.Kosgoda and Rekawa are among the best known sites.
  • Horton Plains National Park, 3,160 hectares, is in the highlands. Kirigalpotta and Thotupola, Sri Lanka’s second and third-highest mountains, are in the park. Leopard, sambhur and wild boar roam freely.
  • Kandy, in central Sri Lanka, was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon. It is a sacred city, home to The Temple of the Tooth Relic. In July/August, Esala Perahera takes place. This is when one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic is taken through the city accompanied by dancers, drummers, flag bearers and brightly decorated elephants.
  • Ratnapura is the centre of Sri Lanka’s gemming industry. Jewels unearthed include ruby, sapphire, topaz, amethyst, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet and cat’s eye. Collections of gems are housed in the National Museum, Ratnapura.

How popular are flights to Sri Lanka this year?

There has been a 50% increase in demand for Sri Lanka flights over the last year.

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