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Male, the island capital of the Republic of Maldives, is a small city with a small population. In fact, Male is among the world’s smallest capitals and visitors can walk around the city in a matter of hours without getting lost. While it is small, the city offers an interesting vibe. Its narrow streets are home to a number of shops, office buildings, and apartment blocks. Visitors should also visit its main market with everything from fabrics to vegetables and fish. The city also has cosmopolitan dining options that serve mouthwatering Indian fare and international food.

Flying to Male

1. Which airports serve Colombo to Male?

Flights to Male from Colombo depart at the Bandaranaike International Airport. This is the main international airport in Sri Lanka and is located 20 miles north of Colombo. It serves as the home of Sri Lanka’s flag carrier SriLankan Airlines.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Colombo to Male?

SriLankan Airlines has direct flights to Male from Colombo. There are three flights a day that service this route, and the Sri Lankan flag carrier provides over 50% of the direct flights to these two cities. China Southern flies from Colombo to Male three times a week while Emirates offers one flight each day.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight from Colombo to Male is just under one and a half hours as the distance between the two cities is only 483 miles. Male is 30 minutes behind Colombo so be sure to adjust your watch before leaving Male.

4. Climate changes between Colombo and Male

Male’s climate consists of a wet and dry season, with its wet season dominating most of the year. In fact, these two seasons are called the summer monsoon and the winter monsoon. The winter monsoon offers sunny weather, calm seas, and stunning cloud formations. The summer monsoon brings rain, wind and spectacular sunsets. Like Male, Colombo also has monsoons, but, unlike Maldives’ capital, the rains are heavy.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

For centuries, Indian, Sri Lankan, Arabian, Persian, Indonesian, African and Malaysian cultures were absorbed by the Male, and their unique contributions are still evident today. Like Male, Colombo has a diverse cultural landscape. It inherited some traditions from its former rulers while retaining its indigenous values. No pre-arrival visa is needed when going to Male and this applies to all nationalities so long as visitors have passports that are valid for at least six months.

Male Information

Known as the King’s island due to its location, Male is often associated with beautiful sunsets, clear skies, and blue waters but, like Colombo, Male has its fair share of mosques and colorful buildings. In fact, one of the most important structures in Male is the Male Friday Mosque, an ornate building made out of coral stones. The mosque was built in 1658. Another point of interest is the Islamic Centre, a beautiful architectural landmark that opened its doors to the public in 1984. If it’s your first time to visit Male, it is a good idea to visit the National Museum to get an insight about Buddhism in the Maldives. Like Male, the Sri Lankan capital shares this experience too. This can be seen through the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple located on Sri Jinarathana Road. Due to the shared history through their sea trades, Colombo and Male have a lot in common. This includes Hindu influences that can still be seen in some of Colombo’s structures and in Male’s taste for Hindi songs.

Colombo to Male 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 Male. China Southern & China Eastern frequently offer the best deals to Male flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

China Southern
Mon 5/18
Tue 5/19
China Eastern
Fri 6/5
Fri 6/12
Sun 2/23
Tue 3/10
Thu 2/13
Mon 2/17
Air India
Wed 3/18
2 stops
Thu 3/26
2 stops
Fri 5/1
1 stop
Mon 5/4
1 stop

How Much is a Flight from Colombo to Male?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Colombo to Male, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be LKR41,673.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Colombo to Male?

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 Male 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 Male?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days LKR46,768 LKR90,624
7-14 days LKR46,768 LKR88,622
14-21 days LKR46,768 LKR111,551
21-30 days LKR46,768 LKR103,362
30-60 days LKR35,485 LKR96,993
60-90 days LKR35,849 LKR107,001
90+ days LKR35,849 LKR97,903

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Male

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 Male is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Colombo to Male 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 Male flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Colombo Male Korean 2/11/20 2/13/20 0 LKR40,945
March Colombo Male Korean 3/5/20 3/8/20 0 LKR40,399
April Colombo Male China Eastern 4/1/20 4/20/20 0 LKR38,943
May Colombo Male China Southern 5/18/20 5/19/20 0 LKR34,212
June Colombo Male China Eastern 6/19/20 6/27/20 0 LKR15,286
July Colombo Male China Eastern 7/13/20 7/17/20 0 LKR35,849
August Colombo Male China Eastern 8/10/20 8/14/20 0 LKR38,943
September Colombo Male Korean 9/6/20 9/10/20 0 LKR40,945

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Colombo to Male

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Colombo to Male

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 Male is LKR138,119.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Male is LKR39,853.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Colombo to Male - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Southern 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 14:40 14:40
Emirates 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:15 15:15
Korean 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 01:00 01:00
China Eastern 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 14:05 14:05
Srilankan 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 02:20 13:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Colombo to Male

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 Male. 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 Male is LKR26,205.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Male is LKR39,853.

Colombo to Male Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Colombo to Male?
Answer: The average Colombo to Male flight time is an hour and 29 minutes.
Question: How far is Male from Colombo?
Answer: The distance from Colombo to Male is 777 kilometers (483 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Colombo to Male?
Answer: There are 38 direct flights from Colombo to Male.
Question: What are the most popular Colombo airlines for direct flights from Colombo to Male?
Answer: Srilankan Airlines provides 55% of the non-stop flights between Colombo and Male.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Colombo to Male?
Answer: Hong Kong, HK

Airlines in Colombo flying to Male Last modified: Feb 20, 2020 5:14 -05:00Number of routes searched: 20Number of itineraries searched: 714,086

Wondering which airlines fly out of Colombo to Male? We've gathered the average price of Colombo airlines with flights to Male. 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 Male
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Srilankan -
Air India BLR
Air India TRV
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Dragonair HKG
Swiss ZRH
SilkAir SIN
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
Thai BKK
Oman Air MCT

Colombo to Male Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Colombo and Male. 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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