Find cheap flights from Colombo to London from $382

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How much is the cheapest flight from Bandaranaike Intl to Heathrow?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Bandaranaike Intl to Heathrow that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
8:20 pm - 5:30 pmCMB-LHR
26h 40m1 stop
9:00 pm - 7:00 pmLHR-CMB
40h 30m1 stop
$792China Eastern
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Wed, Nov 1 - Wed, Nov 8
8:20 pm - 5:30 pmCMB-LHR
26h 40m1 stop
9:00 pm - 7:00 pmLHR-CMB
40h 30m1 stop
$854China Eastern
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Wed, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 15
3:25 am - 12:15 pmCMB-LHR
14h 20m1 stop
8:05 am - 1:55 amLHR-CMB
12h 20m1 stop
$964Qatar Airways
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Mon, Nov 6 - Sat, Nov 11
3:25 am - 1:20 pmCMB-LHR
15h 25m1 stop
9:30 pm - 4:30 pmLHR-CMB
13h 30m1 stop
$965Qatar Airways
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Tue, Nov 7 - Fri, Nov 17
10:30 am - 4:10 pmCMB-LHR
35h 10m2 stops
9:10 am - 9:55 pmLHR-CMB
31h 15m1 stop
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Thu, Feb 8 - Mon, Feb 12
8:25 am - 6:10 pmCMB-LHR
15h 15m1 stop
9:00 am - 3:15 amLHR-CMB
12h 45m1 stop
$990Etihad Airways
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Mon, Dec 18 - Sun, Jan 14
8:15 pm - 6:20 pmCMB-LHR
27h 35m2 stops
7:00 pm - 8:30 amLHR-CMB
32h 00m1 stop
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Tue, Oct 31 - Tue, Nov 7
5:35 pm - 4:05 pmCMB-LHR
28h 00m3 stops
9:00 am - 9:50 amLHR-CMB
19h 20m2 stops
$1,020Etihad Airways
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Tue, Nov 7 - Sat, Nov 11
12:55 pm - 7:10 pmCMB-LHR
11h 45mnonstop
8:40 pm - 12:35 pmLHR-CMB
10h 25mnonstop
$1,180SriLankan Airlines
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Wed, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 15
12:55 pm - 7:10 pmCMB-LHR
11h 45mnonstop
8:40 pm - 12:35 pmLHR-CMB
10h 25mnonstop
$1,186SriLankan Airlines
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Wed, Nov 1 - Wed, Nov 8

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When to book flights from Bandaranaike Intl to Heathrow

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Bandaranaike Intl to Heathrow based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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Average price per month
To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Colombo to London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
Flight prices as travel date approaches
To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Colombo to London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.

Top tips for finding a cheap flight from CMB to London

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $786 or less one-way and $1,334 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Colombo to London was found 63 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 40% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you travel from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to London aboard a one-stop flight, your layover destination will be influenced by the airline you travel with. You will layover at Dubai (DXB) if you travel with Emirates, New Delhi (DEL) if you travel with Air India, and Doha (DOH) if you travel with Qatar or British Airways.
  • Among the airlines that offer flights to London, Emirates and Sri Lankan Airlines are the only airlines with lounges at CMB airport. The lounges, found on the Airside of the Main Terminal, are open to First and Business Class travelers and economy travelers with day passes. They feature TVs, comfortable seats, beverages, snacks, newspapers, and magazines.
  • In London, you can alight from your flight at Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), or Stansted (STN). You should consider flying into LHR if you’re on a budget, LGW if you want to land at the airport with minimal passenger traffic, and STN if your final destination is north of the city.
  • If you want to rent a car at LHR, you can do so easily, given that this airport features counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, and SIXT. The counters are a short bus ride from Terminals 2, 3, and 4.
  • If you want to get into the center of London from LHR quickly, it’s in your best interest to hop on a Heathrow Express train, which runs between the airport and Paddington Station. Available from 5:00 am to midnight, these trains take 15 minutes to reach Paddington from Terminals 2 and 3 and 21 minutes from Terminal 5.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Colombo to London flights

  • How many bags can I check for free when traveling with British Airways?

    When flying with British Airways, you can check one 51 lbs when traveling in Economy, two 51 lbs bags in Premium Economy, two 70 lbs bags in Business Class, and three 70 lbs bags in First Class, free of charge. Your bag must be at most 35 x 30 x 17 inches.

  • Can I carry my child on my lap on my Emirates flight to Heathrow?

    You can carry your child on your lap throughout your Emirates flight to LHR, provided your baby is below two years. If your baby is above two years old, he/she must be seated beside you, the adult responsible for them. You will incur an infant fare if you carry your child on your lap. On the other hand, if you reserve your child his/her own, you will incur a child fare, usually a bit more than the infant fare.

  • How many bags can I carry on when flying with Qatar Airways?

    Regardless of your Qatar Airways class of travel, you may bring one personal item for free. You can also bring one 15 lbs onboard if you’re traveling in Economy Class and two bags with a combined weight of 33 lbs when traveling in First or Business Class. To be allowed on board, your carry-on must not exceed 20 x 15 x 10 inches.

  • Is Heathrow suitable for passengers with reduced mobility?

    Yes, it is. If you’re one, you’ll be glad to hear that this airport has invested in wheelchair-accessible restrooms with grab rails, wheelchair-accessible telephones, help points, seating areas designed for travelers with special needs, elevators, and special assistance areas before and after security. The airport also boasts staff trained to cater to passengers with reduced mobility.

  • How long does a flight from Colombo to London take?

    The duration of a nonstop flight to London from Colombo is typically 11h 25m. The journey crosses a distance of 5,412 miles.

  • How many flights are there between Colombo and London?

    There are usually 4 direct flights each day leaving Colombo in the direction of London, for a total of 32 flights weekly.

  • Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Colombo to London?

    In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to London from Colombo were found on Gulf Air ($382) and Etihad Airways ($426), and the lowest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($792) and Gulf Air ($882).

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Colombo and London?


  • What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Colombo to London?

    For Colombo to London, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from London back to Colombo, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Colombo to London?

    On your way to London, you’ll fly out from CMB. You’ll be landing at LHR.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from Colombo to London?

    The earliest flight leaves Colombo at 2:25 am and lands in London at 8:40 am.

  • What’s the latest departure time from Colombo to London?

    The last flight leaves Colombo at 1:05 pm and lands in London at 8:00 pm.

  • Which airlines fly nonstop between Colombo and London?

    Air Canada, and SriLankan Airlines operate direct flights from Colombo to London.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Colombo to London?

    The Airbus A330-300 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Colombo to London flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Colombo to London?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Colombo and London, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Colombo to London?

    There are nonstop flights from Colombo to London on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Colombo to London, Qatar Airways or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Colombo to London are Qatar Airways and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $1,048 and an overall rating of 8.3, Qatar Airways is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,170 and an overall rating of 8.3.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to London Heathrow due to COVID-19?

    Air Canada and SriLankan Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Colombo Bandaranaike Intl to London Heathrow. Confirm policies on booking site.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Colombo to London?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Colombo to London.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Colombo to London?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to London from Colombo is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Colombo to London?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to London with an airline and back to Colombo with another airline. Booking your flights between Colombo and LHR can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Colombo to London?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to London from Colombo up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 5 airlines serving from Bandaranaike Intl to Heathrow

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Colombo to London. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years.
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Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 11009 reviews
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I moved to H row in the economy class. There was a crew member who's name might be shanya. She was not at all respectful for me. She was arrogant. While I was leaving the plane. The pilots and crew meter were saying Thank you and good bye to the passengers before and after me. And ignored Me.

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I moved to H row in the economy class. There was a crew member who's name might be shanya. She was not at all respectful for me. She was arrogant. While I was leaving the plane. The pilots and crew meter were saying Thank you and good bye to the passengers before and after me. And ignored Me.

Pros: "Great entertainment choices. Staff friendly and attentive, particularly nice is that they feed children first, and offer small entertainment gifts to them."
Cons: "Boarding by bus at Doha is lengthy and not very comfortable."
Pros: "Not-so-full flight meant we could move about and choose more comfortable seats."
Cons: "TV unit didn’t work, lucky me. They tried two times to restart and reboot but to no avail. The attendant said my choices were to not watch or move to an empty seat. I chose to sit next to my wife."
Pros: "The service on our flights was wonderful! Qatar is the best airline that I’ve ever flown on."
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Need a variety. Curry is not for everyone."
Pros: "Very impressed with the service. Very friendly staff"
Cons: "My entertainment unit on the Perth Doha leg never worked even after several resets"
Pros: "Nothing about American Airlines Never ever to travel with it again"
Cons: "Passengers service bad Air hostesses just rude I Don’t even know why someone wants to work When they can’t even smile There were few seats were empty but they were offered to fellow passengers who happens to be different colors Person Then me America airline lost my family business for ever"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. And the food choices were good."
Pros: "I haven't flown with Qatar for several years, but my memories of an exceptional experience were replicated. Fantastic modern aircraft, brilliant crew and great food."
Cons: "Only one minor gripe, the passengers seated behind me talked incessantly, making my attempts to sleep impossible. I asked if there were any ear plugs available, but none could be found. My own fault, I should have packed my own."

You can improve in many ways First the crew in general is good, but needs to work with passion to their works not like robots Second, collecting the ear headphones long time before landing is strange The crew should deal with the passengers with respect and descent way not like giving orders

Cons: "Just because I have bought my ticket on points I was not given a chauffeur driver."
Pros: "Unprofessional crew member how to treat as GOLD member in business class cabin"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "The crew were very hard working and did a great job."
Pros: "I had my seat changed due to my injured leg, staff acted swiftly, flight was relaxing."
Cons: "They ran out of options on the food and considering it wasn't a full flight that surprised me."
Pros: "Crew was amazing really .. best crew you may have... sear very comfort, the ICE is very amusing"
Pros: "Service & caring were superb"
Cons: "The snack was served not good and eatable. Emirates like one of leading air lines could have been served a better food. If it is cost cutting effort to serve a very basic snack like this, customers will be finding other air lines in the future."
Pros: "Comfort. Service. Cleanliness. Efficiency. Hassle-free."
Cons: "Very small plastic cups of water. On-board on call crew service was slow."
Pros: "Breakfast portions were too small, and choices were not great. Boarding procedures were a little chaotic due to small space, and ground staff was not very polite when ordering passengers to board."
Cons: "Boarding from connecting flight was manic, gate closing as we arrived only to then sit on the plane for about 40 mins before it moved. Extra leg room seats at extra cost are near toilets and watching the comings and goings from there is not pleasant. Staff ok but nothing special, left waiting with forms for lost luggage, little explanation. Plane decor looks tired, seats narrow. Luggage lost. Know why I like to fly Thai airways"

Many changes need to be addressed from airport check in to flight departure. If they observe other major airlines, then they can expect what Sri Lankan airlines need to update their procedures.

Smooth takeoff and landing. Best service experience in all our travels over the years. Caring and attentive crew. Loved our flight to and fro.

Cons: "Plane was too cold. Asked staff to adjust but still to cold."
Pros: "In economy class good enough leg space when compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Head phones connections does not work most of the time."
Pros: "It was all positives from the time we check in until we arrived in Kindon."
Cons: "They distributed the UK landing card long after meals served and most passengers were a sleep. It would be good if they could distribute the UK landing cards straight after or before the meals."
Pros: "Flew a few times with UL mainly as it's part of One World and being a QR member I get additional miles and point and travel in business at affordable prices compared to QR extremely high price."
Cons: "Need more movie options. Presently 95% movies are one or more year old."
Pros: "The crew were lovely. Great service from crew and good food."
Cons: "The head rests were very uncomfortable pushing your head forward. Plane was overbooked so my family couldn’t even sit together."
Cons: "Manner of Airport staff is very irritating. They consider passangers as their enemies and behave accordingly."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Despite requesting children’s meal, they were not available. Chicken meatballs were disgusting Overall, if it isn’t curry then it’s not worth having. Their curry was very nice Limited movies"
Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "For a family of 4, 3 of us had continual problems with the sound on the entertainment system during movies, etc"
Cons: "The least comfortable and smallest narrow business class seats ever"
Pros: "The crew provided the best service I think I’ve ever gotten on a flight. Attentive and friendly!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by three hours; not sure how to fix that but it was annoying. For some reason the arm rests in the middle of the seats would not go fully back and I felt like the flight attendants were talking down to me. They also could have been having a bad day too with the flight. :/"
Cons: "No ability to charge devices during such a long flight"
Cons: "Not even water provided without charge on the morning flight from Portugal to London."
Cons: "The flight was an hour late leaving Rome. They did not even offer a complimentary drink for the inconvenience. Because it was late leaving Rome we missed our connecting flight from London to Chicago. Disappointed in lack of customer service!!!!!"
Pros: "The food, the staff and the free movie on the airplane."
Cons: "My American partner's passport expires 2 months after our return to the US. Unfortunately, the French issued a year ago the following rule: to enter France, the foreign passport must not expire at least 3 months after the return date. British Airways let us fly to London, explaining this to us, how it would be on us if there were problems further down, and that we would have to get our luggage in London. We chose to fly thinking it would be OK, we had listened to an online person who had had the same problem and the French later told him they would have let him in, also I am myself a dual citizen of France and the US, plus I am autistic, an invisible disability (in my case) that makes it impossible for me to travel alone. I usually do not even say it since not much is understood -by those who do not have it- on how to accommodate it However in London BA did not allow my partner to go on. Due to the fact yesterday was Easter Monday, the American consulate in London was closed. We have spent the night in a nearby motel and now, the next day, I am waiting alone back at the airport with our 2 large suitcases while my partner is at the American consulate. We are poor, do not have phone, currency or charger for England, and I do not do well with stress, so it is difficult. Now we cannot easily reach one another. We hope to be able to fly on a standby basis (that's what BA told us we could hopefully do) later today. Sorry for this long letter, I hope it does not bore whoever reads it (if it is even read :). Anne-Laure"
Pros: "- cabin staff were attentive and well trained"
Cons: "- entertainment system was tired and out of date even for economy class - seats cramped and uncomfortable especially when seat in front was reclined"
Cons: "I almost missed this place despite being there in good time (and having priority boarding)."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats didn't recline, no entertainment, no beverage or food service. Delayed leaving and landing and the ground crew couldn't find a working jet bridge further delaying the disembarkment. I almost missed my connection despite a 90 minite layover."
Pros: "Crew was professional and food was very good. Entertainment was really good."
Cons: "No screens or headphones on board, you had to download an app on your phone and use your own earphones to watch a very limited amount of films/tv shows. Very tight seats, not reclining enough. It was like being on a low cost flight but for 5 hours. Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The most impressive service found was the baggage arrival on time despite the short transient time in Abu Dhabi. In most airline this would be missed and will arrive the next flight."
Pros: "Seats near me were empty"
Cons: "There was no vegetarian food. This is a big thing. The stewardess walked past me although I was waiting to buy from duty-free."
Cons: "They upgraded me to business since I am gold member"
Pros: "Plane was clean especially bathroom, chairs were comfy, good entertainment options"
Cons: "It took forever to check in and board. Colombo airport is a bit disorganized. Vegetarian meal was 2 types of pasta no vegetables"
Pros: "Breakfast was slightly better than dinner choice"
Cons: "Window seat is quite cramped and I am not sure why I had to pay to choose a seat before this flight but not for my previous flight to Singapore which resulted in me getting one of the last seats available which was a pretty cramped window seat. Also too many repetitive announcements"
Pros: "The crew were pleasant and visible."
Cons: "Food quality was pretty poor. It used to be so good. I had sea bass which was so dry. There were a group of 30 people travelling together. They monopolised the lobby bar and were rowdy and noisy despite requests from the crew. The flat bed is so hard, it needs a mattress."
Pros: "Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time."
Cons: "Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight."
Cons: "Hassled at gate since I had my boarding pass on iPhone from Etihad and no a paper boarding pass, was held up and was one of last persons to board airplane"

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Colombo to London found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Colombo to London that are departing in the next 10 days.
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