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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: Mar 24, 2020 5:07 -04:00

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

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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 LKR115,022.

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

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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 LKR217,965 LKR140,665
7-14 days LKR186,190 LKR123,755
14-21 days LKR172,811 LKR103,501
21-30 days LKR143,080 LKR101,643
30-60 days LKR145,310 LKR107,217
60-90 days LKR147,354 LKR104,430
90+ days LKR147,354 LKR122,455

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

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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
February Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 2/14/20 2/16/20 2 LKR121,154
March Colombo Melbourne, Australia Thai 3/6/20 3/22/20 1 LKR102,200
April Colombo Melbourne, Australia Malaysia 4/28/20 5/1/20 1 LKR113,535
May Colombo Melbourne, Australia Malaysia 5/4/20 5/17/20 1 LKR109,261
June Colombo Melbourne, Australia Malaysia 6/2/20 6/15/20 1 LKR113,535
July Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 7/22/20 7/27/20 2 LKR122,826
August Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 8/3/20 8/10/20 2 LKR112,606
September Colombo Melbourne, Australia Qantas 9/9/20 9/23/20 2 LKR114,464

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.

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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 LKR117,809.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia is LKR154,229.

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
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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 LKR69,868.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Australia is LKR117,809.

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: Mar 24, 2020 5:07 -04:00Number of routes searched: 19Number of itineraries searched: 88,557

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
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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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