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Colombo to Chennai Last modified: Feb 20, 2020 5:14 -05:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chennai. Air India & Srilankan frequently offer the best deals to Chennai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Air India
CMBMAA
Fri 2/28
nonstop
MAACMB
Sun 3/8
nonstop
LKR28,388
Srilankan
CMBMAA
Wed 3/11
nonstop
MAACMB
Fri 3/20
nonstop
LKR30,754
Vistara
CMBMAA
Sat 3/21
1 stop
MAACMB
Sun 3/29
1 stop
LKR44,038
Kuwait
CMBMAA
Sun 2/16
1 stop
MAACMB
Thu 2/20
1 stop
LKR84,618
Thai
CMBMAA
Sat 2/15
1 stop
MAACMB
Tue 2/18
1 stop
LKR85,346
Singapore
CMBMAA
Thu 4/2
1 stop
MAACMB
Mon 4/6
1 stop
LKR93,353

How Much is a Flight from Colombo to Chennai?

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 LKR25,841.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Colombo to Chennai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Colombo to Chennai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Colombo to Chennai.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days LKR30,754 LKR37,487
7-14 days LKR29,844 LKR33,484
14-21 days LKR30,936 LKR34,394
21-30 days LKR30,936 LKR34,576
30-60 days LKR29,662 LKR34,212
60-90 days LKR30,936 LKR41,309
90+ days LKR30,936 LKR36,213

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Chennai

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Colombo to Chennai is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
LKR30,936LKR25,295LKR25,295LKR25,295LKR23,657LKR24,931LKR25,295

Compare Flight Prices from Colombo to Chennai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Colombo to Chennai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 2/22/20 2/29/20 0 LKR24,931
March Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 3/15/20 3/27/20 0 LKR25,295
April Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 4/3/20 4/16/20 0 LKR23,657
May Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 5/1/20 5/10/20 0 LKR25,295
June Colombo Chennai Air India 6/1/20 6/3/20 0 LKR30,936
July Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 7/29/20 8/4/20 0 LKR24,931
August Colombo Chennai SpiceJet 8/20/20 8/25/20 0 LKR24,021
September Colombo Chennai Air India 9/1/20 9/3/20 0 LKR30,936

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Colombo to Chennai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Colombo to Chennai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
LKR30,754
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
LKR30,754 LKR30,936
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
LKR30,936 LKR30,754
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
LKR30,754 LKR27,297
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
LKR27,297 LKR30,936
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
LKR30,936

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Colombo to Chennai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 LKR38,397.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR27,115.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Colombo to Chennai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
IndiGo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 01:30 15:30
Air India 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:10 12:10
SpiceJet 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 21:30 21:30
Srilankan 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 02:20 19:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Colombo to Chennai

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 LKR22,929.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Chennai is LKR27,115.

Colombo to Chennai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: The average Colombo to Chennai flight time is an hour and 21 minutes.
Question: How far is Chennai from Colombo?
Answer: The distance from Colombo to Chennai is 646 kilometers (402 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Colombo to Chennai?
Answer: There are 56 direct flights from Colombo to Chennai.
Question: What are the most popular Colombo airlines for direct 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: Singapore, SG

Airlines in Colombo flying to Chennai Last modified: Feb 20, 2020 5:14 -05:00Number of routes searched: 44Number of itineraries searched: 2,283,781

Wondering which airlines fly out of Colombo to Chennai? We've gathered the average price of Colombo airlines with flights to Chennai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Colombo to Chennai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air India -
Srilankan -
Air India BLR
Air India BOM
Air India CCU
Air India CJB
Cathay HKG
Etihad AUH
flydubai DXB
Kuwait KWI
Malaysia KUL
SilkAir SIN
Malindo KUL
Singapore SIN
Thai BKK
Vistara BOM

Colombo to Chennai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Colombo and Chennai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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