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Flights to Melbourne from Colombo

Destination Overview

Deemed the world’s most livable city in 2017, Melbourne, Australia has something to offer everyone. If you love art or music, there are festivals for every season and designated spaces for street art – not to mention the city’s claim to fame as the vinyl capital of the world. There is also ample opportunity to take in nature in one of the city’s many gardens or at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon. When in Melbourne, you’ll soon discover that the sky’s the limit.

Flying to Melbourne

1. Which airports serve Colombo to Melbourne?

Colombo Airport, also known as Bandaranaike International Airport, is the only airport serving flights from Colombo to Melbourne and is located 35 km north of Colombo. It is one of the busiest hub airports in South Asia with more than 35 operating airlines.

All flights from Colombo will arrive at Melbourne Airport, which is conveniently located 23 km from the city’s center. Melbourne Airport is the second busiest in Australia and is the sole international airport of the four that serve the Melbourne area.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Colombo to Melbourne?

There are many airlines to choose from when planning your trip to Melbourne from Colombo. Srilankan is the major provider for these flights, offering daily departures with no connections required. Other airlines, including Cathay, Emirates, Etihad, Malaysia, Malindo, Qatar, Singapore and Thai, also offer daily departures but require a connection. Air India, China Southern, JAL and China Eastern offer only a few departures throughout the week.

3. How long is the flight?

If you booked a direct flight from Colombo to Melbourne, you can expect the flight to take approximately ten hours. However, there are many other options that will run you upwards of 13 hours of travel with layovers included. Melbourne is four and a half hours ahead of Colombo, so take this into account when planning your flights.

4. Climate changes between Colombo and Melbourne

While Colombo’s warm temperature is consistent throughout the year, Melbourne experiences more varied weather. Between April and November, you can expect relatively warm temperatures and cooler averages throughout the remaining months of the year. The highs and lows throughout the year are more extreme than those of Colombo, so bring layers just in case. Melbournians like to say that the city can experience four seasons in a single day.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Melbourne’s currency is the Australian dollar and can be acquired at banks, hotels and international airports. Credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are also accepted.

To enter Australia, you will need to apply for one of five visas, depending on the type of travel you are doing. The Australian Visa Authority recommends applying for your visa no later than 24 hours in advance of your departure.

City Information

Melbourne might be a breath of fresh air if you’re flying from Colombo’s densely packed city of 5.6 million people with high year-round temperatures.

A city of nearly 5 million people with 250 times the space of that found in Colombo, Melbourne rates highly in health care, tourism, sport, education, and entertainment. It is little wonder that Melbourne has been deemed the world’s “most livable city” seven years in a row.

The city is known for its walkable laneways, street art and a multitude of festivals throughout the year. Melbourne’s top attractions include the Eureka Skydeck, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Werribee Open Range Zoo, the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Melbourne considers itself a hotspot for various cuisines and boasts a thriving bar scene. If you want to eat and drink like a Melbournian, you should consider indulging in some food truck meals, followed by gelato and a drink from one of the city’s cafes. There is a coffee culture in Melbourne that you won’t want to miss out on.

Melbourne is a truly cosmopolitan city and serves as Australia’s cultural capital. You are sure to find something for everyone in this international city that is constantly celebrating something beautiful, delicious or legendary.

Colombo to Melbourne, Australia Last modified: Jul 19, 2019 3:10 -04:00

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

Air India
CMBMEL
Wed 8/28
1 stop
MELCMB
Thu 8/29
1 stop
LKR104,619
Qantas
CMBMEL
Tue 8/20
2 stops
MELCMB
Tue 9/3
2 stops
LKR106,199
Cathay
CMBMEL
Thu 10/31
1 stop
MELCMB
Sat 11/9
1 stop
LKR113,045
Singapore
CMBMEL
Thu 10/31
1 stop
MELCMB
Wed 11/20
1 stop
LKR115,854
Malaysia
CMBMEL
Mon 9/9
1 stop
MELCMB
Sun 9/29
1 stop
LKR117,433
Srilankan
CMBMEL
Sat 8/17
1 stop
MELCMB
Fri 9/6
1 stop
LKR129,194

How Much is a Flight from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be LKR112,343.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?

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 Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days LKR272,606 LKR215,909
7-14 days LKR196,951 LKR160,088
14-21 days LKR156,402 LKR133,056
21-30 days LKR137,971 LKR114,449
30-60 days LKR130,774 LKR104,619
60-90 days LKR130,247 LKR116,029
90+ days LKR130,599 LKR101,460

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia

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 Melbourne, Australia is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
LKR106,375LKR106,375LKR104,268LKR118,136LKR121,295LKR123,051LKR106,375

Compare Flight Prices from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 7/31/19 8/2/19 2 LKR145,343
August Colombo Melbourne, Australia Air India 8/21/19 9/9/19 1 LKR104,268
September Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 9/1/19 9/17/19 2 LKR106,375
October Colombo Melbourne, Australia Singapore 10/28/19 11/11/19 1 LKR116,029
November Colombo Melbourne, Australia Singapore 11/5/19 11/10/19 1 LKR115,854
December Colombo Melbourne, Australia Cathay 12/29/19 1/15/20 1 LKR113,045
January Colombo Melbourne, Australia Malaysia 1/31/20 2/14/20 1 LKR128,492
February Colombo Melbourne, Australia Malaysia 2/11/20 2/21/20 1 LKR117,433

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
LKR198,531 LKR242,063
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
LKR242,063 LKR143,939
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
LKR143,939
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
LKR134,460
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
LKR134,460 LKR137,444
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
LKR137,444

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia

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 Melbourne, Australia is LKR115,151.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia is LKR140,604.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Srilankan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 19:20 19:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia

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 Melbourne, Australia. 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 Melbourne, Australia is LKR70,039.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia is LKR115,151.

Colombo to Melbourne, Australia Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?
Answer: The average Colombo to Melbourne, Australia flight time is 9 hours and 50 minutes.
Question: How far is Melbourne, Australia from Colombo?
Answer: The distance from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia is 8,352 kilometers (5,190 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia.
Question: What are the most popular Colombo airlines for direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?
Answer: Srilankan Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Colombo and Melbourne, Australia.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia?
Answer: Singapore, SG

Airlines in Colombo flying to Melbourne, Australia Last modified: Jul 19, 2019 3:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 18Number of itineraries searched: 690,841

Wondering which airlines fly out of Colombo to Melbourne, Australia? We've gathered the average price of Colombo airlines with flights to Melbourne, Australia. 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 Melbourne, Australia
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Srilankan -
Air India DEL
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern PVG
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Thai BKK

Colombo to Melbourne, Australia Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Colombo and Melbourne, Australia. 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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