Find cheap flights from Colombo to Melbourne from $280

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

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Bandaranaike Intl to Melbourne 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.
6:55 pm - 4:50 amCMB-MEL
18h 55m1 stop
9:05 am - 11:25 pmMEL-CMB
38h 20m3 stops
$646Multiple Airlines
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Fri, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 27
6:55 pm - 11:10 amCMB-MEL
25h 15m1 stop
2:50 am - 11:25 pmMEL-CMB
20h 35m1 stop
$661Multiple Airlines
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Tue, Oct 10 - Mon, Oct 23
7:45 pm - 1:45 pmCMB-MEL
26h 00m1 stop
2:25 pm - 12:00 amMEL-CMB
33h 35m1 stop
$801Singapore Airlines
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Tue, Nov 21 - Sat, Feb 3
7:45 pm - 1:45 pmCMB-MEL
26h 00m1 stop
7:35 pm - 12:00 amMEL-CMB
28h 25m1 stop
$901Singapore Airlines
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Tue, Nov 21 - Fri, Feb 2
8:05 pm - 1:45 amCMB-MEL
14h 40m1 stop
9:55 am - 11:25 pmMEL-CMB
13h 30m1 stop
$919Malaysia Airlines
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Wed, Oct 25 - Thu, Apr 18
8:05 pm - 1:45 amCMB-MEL
14h 40m1 stop
10:25 am - 12:25 amMEL-CMB
14h 00m1 stop
$961Malaysia Airlines
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Tue, Oct 17 - Wed, Oct 25
8:15 pm - 4:35 pmCMB-MEL
28h 20m2 stops
2:45 am - 12:30 pmMEL-CMB
33h 45m2 stops
$1,000Qantas Airways
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Mon, Feb 19 - Tue, Mar 19
8:15 pm - 10:50 pmCMB-MEL
34h 35m2 stops
12:55 pm - 12:35 pmMEL-CMB
23h 40m1 stop
$1,014Qantas Airways
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Mon, Feb 19 - Tue, Mar 19
8:10 pm - 3:40 pmCMB-MEL
27h 30m1 stop
12:25 pm - 10:50 pmMEL-CMB
10h 25mnonstop
$1,193SriLankan Airlines
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Sun, Dec 24 - Thu, Jan 25
8:10 pm - 3:40 pmCMB-MEL
27h 30m1 stop
12:25 pm - 10:50 pmMEL-CMB
10h 25mnonstop
$1,240SriLankan Airlines
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Sun, Dec 10 - Mon, Jan 15

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Flight from Colombo to Melbourne

When to book flights from Bandaranaike Intl to Melbourne

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from CMB to Melbourne

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $759 or less one-way and $1,210 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Colombo to Melbourne was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is June.
  • Morning departure is around 26% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Melbourne Airport has a Hidden Disability Program to ensure passengers with disabilities that aren’t immediately visible, such as autism, mental health conditions, dementia, etc., are taken care of. Passengers are given a lanyard, a sensory map, and easy-to-understand pictorial procedures.
  • If you like duty-free products but prefer online shopping, you can opt to click and collect at Melbourne Airport (MEL). Do your shopping beforehand and collect on arrival.
  • If you have some time before your flight to Melbourne, there are various shops in the departures area of Bandaranaike Intl (CMB) selling everything from electrical appliances to perfumes, as well as Ceylon Tea and other Sri Lankan products.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Colombo to Melbourne flights

  • How can I get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to central Melbourne?

    A taxi to the centre takes 35min and will cost you around A$ 60. The Skybus costs about A$ 19 and takes 30-45min, depending on whether you are aiming for Melbourne centre, St Kilda area, or Frankston. The public bus can take around 70min, and you’ll need to get a myki card (around A$ 6) and top it up with about A$ 4.40 for the bus journey to the centre.

  • Are there any onsite hotels at Melbourne Airport?

    There are various hotels within 5min of Melbourne Airport. ibis budget Melbourne Airport is 750 m from the terminals and offers an affordable option. Ciloms Airport lodge is a 4min drive from the airport and provides a courtesy shuttle. It has an on-site bistro and restaurant and is across the road from an urban surf park.

  • How can I get from Colombo city centre to Colombo Airport?

    You can take Bus 187-E from the centre to the airport. The journey takes 45min and costs around Rs 11 (A$ 0.07). There is also the express bus, which takes 30min and costs the same. The inter-terminal shuttle will take you from the Airport Bus Station to the terminal. You can take the train to Katanuyaka South Station (1 km from the airport), which takes about 1h and costs only Rs 30 (A$ 0.20). You'll need to take a tuk-tuk, bus or taxi to the terminal. Taxis from the centre take around 36min and can cost from Rs 3800-5800 (A$ 25-39).

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

    The duration of a nonstop flight to Melbourne from Colombo is typically 9h 50m. The journey crosses a distance of 5,190 miles.

  • How many flights are there between Colombo and Melbourne?

    In normal times, a total of 25 direct flights connect Colombo to Melbourne weekly. On average, there are 3 departures per day.

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

    The cheapest return flight ticket from Colombo to Melbourne found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $801 on Singapore Airlines, followed by Malaysia Airlines ($919). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $603 on Malaysia Airlines and from $665 on Qantas Airways.

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

    Yes, you’ll need a passport to travel to Melbourne from Colombo.

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

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

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

    Colombo and Melbourne are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Colombo from CMB and will be arriving at MEL.

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

    The earliest flight leaves Colombo at 12:20 am and lands in Melbourne at 2:40 pm.

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

    The last flight leaves Colombo at 12:35 am and lands in Melbourne at 3:55 pm.

  • Which airlines fly nonstop between Colombo and Melbourne?

    Ethiopian Air, and SriLankan Airlines operate direct flights from Colombo to Melbourne.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Colombo to Melbourne?

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Colombo to Melbourne, Singapore Airlines or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Colombo to Melbourne are Singapore Airlines and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $1,031 and an overall rating of 8.6, Singapore Airlines is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,404 and an overall rating of 8.3.

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

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

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

    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 Melbourne.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne 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 Melbourne?

    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 Melbourne with an airline and back to Colombo with another airline. Booking your flights between Colombo and MEL 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 Melbourne?

    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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne

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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 3923 reviews
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Pros: "Singapore Airlines has everything worked out for you before you land. That's a great help. The stewardesses were just phenomenal and endlessly polite. I will definitely use them again."
Cons: "As much as I normally nitpick something, I literally have no criticism at all of Singapore Airlines. Everything they did was a step above everyone else."
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Pros: "Singapore Airlines has everything worked out for you before you land. That's a great help. The stewardesses were just phenomenal and endlessly polite. I will definitely use them again."
Cons: "As much as I normally nitpick something, I literally have no criticism at all of Singapore Airlines. Everything they did was a step above everyone else."
Pros: "The whole business class experience"
Cons: "During the same trip I discovered 2 different arrangements of the Business Class cabin on Singapore Airlines A350, SQ469 CMB-SIN, and SQ036 SIN-LAX. On the SQ469, I occupied seat 12 A (mono, aisle-window): A lot of plastic curved walls etc. For larger persons, the result is not quit comfortable."
Pros: "Crew very polite and friendly"
Cons: "Crew forgot to bring me things twice so I had to ask another crew member on both occasions."
Pros: "Plane was super clean and comfortable. A long flight but we'll cared for by host."
Pros: "Good food. Friendly staff efficient airports."
Cons: "Confusion at check in on baggage constrains. Conflict between what the agent told us and what was documented on our ticket contract. Plane very cold Unable to recline seats for much of the flight under guidance of flight attendants. Unable to sleep as a result."
Pros: "The crew was really nice. The plane was clean and comfortable."
Pros: "Flight was very pleasant and enjoyable, on time for both departure and arrival."
Cons: "Meals were served rather slow as we were last for row 45 but there was insufficient time for us to finish the meal, collection of trays started in 5 minutes time"
Pros: "I have bought air ticket a few months in advance. I have paid a lot after changing the flight schedule."
Cons: "I will not buy the air ticket from cheap ticket any more."
Pros: "Hotel location is convenient, quite comfortable and clean."
Cons: "I love the foods in Hongkong, so many varieties . Price wise is affordable."
Pros: "the boarding, the attention to detail exactly how i remembered Singapore Airlines from many times i travelled."
Cons: "The food was disgraceful, the entertainment, the quality of the movies was poor.."
Cons: "Seats are too small, uncomfortable. We had a 50 minute delay in departure."
Cons: "This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you"
Pros: "Lovely staff and great food"
Cons: "There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance"
Pros: "seats - very comfy flat bed to use on overnight flight"
Cons: "too warm, hard to sleep"
Pros: "Was traveling with my 1yr old and my in-laws. Crew could not have made it a more comfortable journey."
Pros: "The food choices were lovely, plenty of bathrooms and touch screen entertainment (albeit with an outdated feeling and clunky interface.) The skycam was the best part of the entertainment interface options, giving you an outside view of the plane at all times from a camera at the top of the plane tail. Watching the plane during its descent and landing was very cool."
Cons: "I’ve flown in tight-spaced economy seats before, but the lack of space to even bend over to reach items on the floor was extreme on this plane and unacceptable for a 15+ hour flight. It truly felt like a straightjacket. Serious acrobatics were required to reach items on the floor. The tray table would also fly down on its own, the lever holding it would slide free while I was sleeping. There was no wifi at all, not even for using the qantas apps. My fiancé flew on Virgin the week before and was able to purchase wifi and stay in touch with me for $19 for the duration of the flight. Even my flight earlier this year with Qantas on the Dreamliner lacked usable wifi, but the experience of the Dreamliner plane itself was wonderful. In addition, the usb ports on the end of the armrests weren’t working. I feel it should be part of the safety briefing to point out where the usable power points are, given how vital charged phones are these days for boarding passes, reaching loved ones and entertainment when the wifi isn’t working. I didn’t realize there was a plug for laptops/ block plugs until I asked about the USB ports not working until the last 2 hours of the flight. The location of that was somewhere few would notice or look if not explicitly told. This will be the last time I ever book with Qantas when an a380 model is involved, unless great overhauls and updates are completed. Economy should not lack basic ergonomic comforts and while I’ve spent years touting my love for Qantas, having had wonderful experiences in the past, this one fell far below what I had come to expect from the Qantas name."
Cons: "We were booked for a connecting flight we could not possiblely have made given we had to go through customs, immigragion and baggage claim. We had to catch a later flight which was then delayed because none of the toilets worked."
Pros: "The salmon entree was top notch. Veggies cooked crisp too. Morning muffin was warm. All very yummy:) Wonderful smiling crew."
Cons: "The audio headphones had patchy reception. Needed to wiggle the wires."
Pros: "The staff are some of the best in the sky"
Cons: "The usual riff raff amongst passengers"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and attentive. They worked hard to make the long flight as enjoyable as possible. The food was bland and uninspired. The in seat entertainment had a great variety though it stopped working with about an hour to go so that was frustrating."
Pros: "Planes and entertainment was amazing. Flight crew very good and friendly."
Cons: "The ground staff at Amsterdam were very poor and not well organized to handle issues. Some individuals were very rude and unhelpful"
Cons: "Plane was too cold. Asked staff to adjust but still to cold."
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: "Flight was late and because of that we missed adelaide flight"
Cons: "Manner of Airport staff is very irritating. They consider passangers as their enemies and behave accordingly."
Cons: "The airline needs to work on the human touch(crew). I did not understand why the immigration were questioning foreign travels for no reason. Lastly can’t reach the customer care number always gets disconnected."
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: "Extremely small space, knees against seat in front, I am only 6 ft tall."
Pros: "Great service by crew members Had good number of meals and beverages"
Pros: "Our luggage missed the connection but the situation was well handled"
Cons: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Flight through kul was delayed. 3 security checks having to go out to another terminal meant immigration check twice. Not enough time for connection. Therfore, i not only missed the fight to India, the two remaining connections... Not good day, now I have to pay rebooking on 3 flights to get home!!!"
Pros: "Because I had missed my original connecting flight, the airlines booked me at an overnight hotel and my new flight seat number was premium economy. This was fine in the end, but in the moment I practically cried."
Cons: "Again, not being delayed and having to miss my original connecting flight would have been best."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "The crew was not friendly, and the food selection is limited"
Cons: "He is cheating telling normal taxi cant for two adualt and three chalidren to buy taket for double price for min bus or van , that person in charge is laieing and not respecting i hope to take acsing because they are the face of malysia visitor and i think no boday will except cheating even for one ringet . If need any details for the person can contact me."
Pros: "We paid for extra luggage for check in but we were allowed to carry them on board due to the short stopover duration of the connecting flight. Thanks for the much needed flexibility!"
Pros: "I was surprised to board an A380 to fly from KUL to BKK"
Cons: "In Bangkok we had to get off on the field to board a bus"
Cons: "Seat back didn’t stay upright so it was uncomfortable when I wasn’t trying to sleep."
Cons: "This is the second time - once on the way to Kuala Lumpur and on the way back that we boarded late and thus missed my connecting flight. Sadly Cathay and Malaysia air (which was the airline Cathay used for the return leg of this trip refused to help and put me on an earlier flight forcing me to stay an extra 6 hrs at the airport while being sick."
Pros: "Fast flight and boarding time"
Cons: "Inflight food was bad, luggage at the airport took Long"
Cons: "The filthiest plane I have ever been on. Never again."
Pros: "Seat was very spacious"
Cons: "The plane showed its age. In flight entertainment screens werent working for most seats"
Pros: "The crew were helpful, food was good and it was a comfortable seating with plenty of leg room."
Pros: "The seat could have been bit more spacious. The ground staff at New York were not cooperative."
Cons: "In flight crew needs to learn some manner not all but few crews were rude."
Pros: "Passengers were so cool. I mean indian passengers were so warm and cool"
Cons: "Entertainment was old and broken. Could have been updated to latest."
Pros: "The cabbin crew they don’t even talk nicely to the passengers they have attitude, they don’t even provide extra pillows Food was bad Service was bad Airline is bad six hours delayed from delhi to Hyderabad two times security check that is unexpected. They don’t even realize new born babies, infants, old age and sick peoples are traveling. This airline is dumb, worst, poor, bad, I’m not going to suggest to my relatives and friends neighbors for air India airline."
Cons: "I don’t like food it’s not enough for one person if I ask extra they said we don’t have it, it’s ridiculous it’s long journey you should provide extra food, it was nasty food and not enough."
Pros: "fastest SFO - DEL connection. Great aircraft, professional staff."
Cons: "Food was mediocre and several TV sets didn't work. My daughter switched seats (in economy) twice and both TVs weren't responding to touch or remote."
Pros: "Space"
Cons: "Seats - unkept, not functional Entertainment - non functional Lights - not working Call button not working Toilets dirty Food - terrible"
Cons: "Original flight got cancelled and reschedule 8 hours later in the day"
Pros: "All facilities are good"
Cons: "Video system is not working properly. Remain all is good."

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