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Cheap Flights from Colombo to Chennai, IN, India - CMB to MAA

Popular flights from Colombo to Chennai

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air India
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 9, 2016 May 12, 2016 LKR24,535
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 LKR24,535
May 12, 2016 May 15, 2016 LKR24,535
May 12, 2016 May 17, 2016 LKR24,535
May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 LKR24,535
Jet Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 9, 2016 May 12, 2016 LKR38,847
May 11, 2016 May 16, 2016 LKR38,847
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 LKR38,847
May 12, 2016 May 17, 2016 LKR38,847
May 20, 2016 May 23, 2016 LKR38,847
Mihin Lanka
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 LKR21,030
SpiceJet
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 12, 2016 LKR24,243
Srilankan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 8, 2016 May 11, 2016 LKR24,827
May 9, 2016 May 12, 2016 LKR24,827
May 11, 2016 May 17, 2016 LKR24,827
May 11, 2016 May 16, 2016 LKR24,827
May 12, 2016 May 15, 2016 LKR24,827

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Colombo to Chennai (CMB to MAA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Colombo to Chennai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be LKR22,637.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Colombo to Chennai (CMB to MAA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Colombo to Chennai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Colombo to Chennai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Colombo to Chennai should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days LKR40,161 LKR44,396
7-14 days LKR24,243 LKR30,523
14-21 days LKR24,535 LKR38,847
21-30 days LKR24,535 LKR38,847
30-60 days LKR21,030 LKR38,847
60-90 days LKR21,176 LKR41,622
90+ days LKR21,176 LKR42,790

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Chennai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Colombo to Chennai.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
LKR24,535 LKR21,176 LKR21,030 LKR21,176 LKR24,535 LKR21,176 LKR24,827

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Colombo to Chennai

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Colombo to Chennai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
LKR24,535
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
LKR24,535 LKR24,535
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
LKR24,535 LKR24,535
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
LKR24,535 LKR30,815
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
LKR30,815

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Colombo to Chennai (CMB to MAA)

Your Colombo to Chennai flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR44,981.

The average price for non-stop flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR23,513.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Colombo to Chennai.

Nonstop Flight Details from Colombo to Chennai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air India 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17:05 17:05
Mihin Lanka 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 08:40 08:40
SpiceJet 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 02:45 02:45
Srilankan 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 00:55 18:40

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Colombo to Chennai (CMB to MAA)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Colombo to Chennai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR22,491.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR28,040.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Colombo to Bangalore Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR28,332
Colombo to Tirupati Air India, Srilankan LKR48,924
Colombo to Bangkok Cathay, Thai AirAsia, Mihin Lanka, Bangkok, Thai, Srilankan LKR37,971
Colombo to Tiruchirappalli IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, India Express, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR28,332
Colombo to Mumbai IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR31,983
Colombo to Hyderabad Jet Airways, Air India, Air Costa, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR66,156
Colombo to Madurai Jet Airways, Air India, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR20,154
Colombo to Kochi IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, India Express, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR31,399
Colombo to Delhi IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR44,981
Colombo to Coimbatore Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR101,936
Colombo to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, Malaysia, Mihin Lanka, Malindo, Srilankan LKR19,570
Colombo to Singapore Cathay, Emirates, SilkAir, Mihin Lanka, Singapore, Tigerair, Srilankan LKR31,837
Colombo to Thiruvananthapuram IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, India Express, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR31,837
Colombo to Goa IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, India Express, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR32,859
Colombo to Dubai Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia, Mihin Lanka, Srilankan LKR34,904
Colombo to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, NIKI, transavia.com, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Lufthansa, Mihin Lanka, Czech, Austrian, SmartWings, TAROM, SAS, Tap Portugal, Srilankan, Virgin Atlantic LKR108,215
Colombo to Male British Airways, AirAsia X, Emirates, Korean, Mihin Lanka, China Eastern, Srilankan, Oman Air LKR19,862
Colombo to Kozhikode Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, Srilankan Check Dates
Colombo to Mangalore IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, India Express, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR49,946
Colombo to Kolkata IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Mihin Lanka, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR60,315
Colombo to Visakhapatnam IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Air Costa, SpiceJet, Srilankan Check Dates
Colombo to Jakarta Garuda, Mihin Lanka, Srilankan LKR38,263
Colombo to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Mihin Lanka, Srilankan LKR67,471
Colombo to Pune IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR58,270
Colombo to Dhaka Biman, Mihin Lanka, Srilankan LKR58,270
Colombo to Ahmedabad IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, KLM*, Srilankan LKR65,280
Colombo to Kathmandu Mihin Lanka, Nepal, Srilankan LKR88,792
Colombo to Phuket Thai AirAsia, Bangkok, Thai, Srilankan LKR63,820
Colombo to Port Blair Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet, Srilankan LKR103,980
Colombo to Jaipur IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India, Air Costa, Srilankan LKR63,820

Airlines Flying from Colombo to Chennai (CMB to MAA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Colombo to Chennai with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Colombo to Chennai.

Colombo to Chennai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jet Airways BOM X X X X X X X
Air India - X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Emirates MLE / DXB X X X X X X X
flydubai DXB X X X
Mihin Lanka - X X X X X X X
Thai BKK X X X X X X X
Srilankan - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Colombo and Chennai, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Colombo to Chennai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: The average Colombo to Chennai flight time is an hour and 30 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Colombo and Chennai?
Answer: The distance from Colombo to Chennai is 646 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: There are 42 direct flights from Colombo to Chennai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: Srilankan Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Colombo and Chennai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: Dubai, AE
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