Chennai to Colombo Flights ( 5 flights found )

Cheap Flights From Chennai to Colombo

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Flight tickets from Chennai to Colombo

  • SpiceJet 1
  • 12:05 AM
    01:45 AM
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  • SriLankan Airlines 126
  • 03:00 AM
    04:20 AM
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  • Air India 273
  • 05:50 AM
    07:20 AM
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  • IndiGo 1201
  • 06:55 AM
    08:15 AM
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The largest city in Sri Lanka, Colombo is a popular harbor, and an even more popular tourist destination. It has a harmonious mix of cultures, traditions, and races. Plan your next trip to this cricket-frenzied city with Cleartrip, to ensure it’s your best one yet.

You may select either SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, translation missing: en.airlines.MJ, Air India, and IndiGo while flying from Chennai to Colombo.

124 flights fly this route weekly. Of these, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, translation missing: en.airlines.MJ, Air India, and IndiGo.

The first flight from Chennai to Colombo is SpiceJet, departing at 12:05 AM. The last flight is IndiGo, which leaves at 06:55 AM.

On average, a non-stop flight from Chennai will get you to Colombo in 4 hours 15 minutes. Due to multiple halts adding up to the time, connecting flights may be as long as 24 hours.

Due to the close geographical proximity of India and Sri Lanka, there is no time difference, and both operate on GMT +5.30.

It is slightly cheaper to fly round trip rather than take one-way flights. In order to secure the best seats and grab the best offers, international tickets must be booked 90 days in advance.

The IATA code of the Chennai International Airport is MAA, and it is one of the only airports to house the domestic and international terminals adjacent to each other. It offers facilities like foreign exchange counters, childcare centers, and baggage wrapping facilities.

Colombo has two international airports, Bandaranaike International Airport and Ratmalana International Airport, with the IATA codes CMB and RML respectively. Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is the primary airport, serving over 8.5 million passengers annually. With 3 passenger terminals, this Sri Lankan airport also offers child care facilities, postal services, and special provisions for the disabled.

It is recommended that you check your flight’s landing details so as to understand which airport you would be disembarking at.

Buildings in Colombo range from colonial buildings telling tales of the Portuguese, Dutch, and British to structures built in Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist styles. While appreciating the architecture, make sure Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Galle Face Green definitely feature on your Colombo go-to list.

Use Cleartrip to fly conveniently to Colombo. Download the Cleartrip app to book flights in 60 seconds using the one-touch booking feature. You may also check ticket confirmations with your PNR status, and save time at the airport by availing of the web check-in option.

Note: Cleartrip Lowest Air Fares Calendar provides an indication of prices (per person) for a range of dates, so that you can see the cheapest air fares easily. The air fares you see here may not be available at the time you try and book.

Information of Chennai Colombo Flight

Aerial distance 674 KM
Total flights from Chennai to Colombo in a week 124 flights
First Flight SpiceJet 1 , departs at 12:05 AM
Last Flight IndiGo 1201 , departs at 06:55 AM
Popular Airlines from Chennai to Colombo SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, translation missing: en.airlines.MJ, Air India, and IndiGo
Shortest Time of flights from Chennai to Colombo 01h 20m
Airport codes flights from Chennai to Colombo Chennai-MAA,Colombo-CMB
Time of Chennai to Colombo flights 01h 20m

Chennai Colombo Cheap Flights

Chennai Colombo Cheap Flights Fare ₹ Airlines Name Date of journey Timings
Cheapest Fare within 30 days ₹3152* SpiceJet 14/09/2018 12:02 AM-01:02 AM Book Now

About Chennai (MAA)

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is one of the major cultural, industrial, economic and commercial centers of Southern India. Also known as the ‘Detroit of India’, Chennai has long been underrated and overlooked by travelers, but this city has a lot to offer in terms of tradition, culture and history.

The old-school charm of this city is still intact as locals take great pride in their culture. Although the rapid economic growth in the city has given rise to a vibrant cosmopolitan culture, Chennai is best experienced through the charm of its museums, temples, and narrow bazaars. When in Chennai it is a must to enjoy a play or musical recital as this experience will stay with you forever.

Chennai witnesses a deluge of both domestic and international tourists because of both its commerce and culture. The Chennai International Airport (MAA) is situated at Tirisulam. It is the third-busiest Indian airport in terms of cargo movement and international passenger traffic after Delhi and Mumbai airports. The Chennai International Airport is divided into the Kamaraj Terminal and Anna Terminal that handle domestic and international arrivals and departures, respectively.

Chennai Airport is easily accessible from several locations as it is well connected by both public and private transport. Many buses ply between the airport and several business districts. Additionally, car rentals and pre-paid taxis at the airport make commuting to and from the city easy. In the case of inter-terminal transfers, there is a battery-operated shuttle service that you can rely on.

Beware of autorickshaw drivers in the city as tourists can be fleeced or will have to deal with rude behavior if they cannot speak Tamil.

About Colombo (CMB)


  1. Do airlines provide extra space for sleeping?

    Many of the Business class airlines provide extra space for sleeping.

  2. Can I carry my own food?

    Yes you can carry your own food. However, it should be properly packed.

  3. Will I be served alcohol on a Chennai to Colombo flight?

    No airline serves alcohol on a domestic flight. You will get alcohol in only international flights

  4. Is there web check-in option available with Chennai to Colombo flight?

    Yes, passenger do get a web check-in option with their Chennai to Colombo flight via online web check-in or airport check-in.

  5. Can I book budget hotels near Colombo Airport through the Internet? 

    Yes, one can book budget hotels near the airport via Cleartrip hotels option

  6. Does Chennai Airport have nappy changing facility for babies?

    Yes, the newly developed Chennai Airport has such facilities for babies and infants.