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FAQs about flights from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)

Is it possible to fly from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) at the moment?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor has all the info you need to know about travel advice reports and health guidelines for your flight from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.).

How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)?

The typical flight time between Melbourne and Colombo is a butt-numbing 17 hours and 32 minutes. If there's one leg of your journey you don't want to be stuck right near a screaming toddler, this is it.

Are there non-stop flights between Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) and CMB?

If you're hoping to go from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) as fast as possible, SriLankan Airlines has a window (or an aisle) seat with your name on it. This carrier has direct flights on this route.

Can I cancel or change my flight to Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)?

If your Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) holiday plans have been upended, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit for your next lastminute escape. That getaway will just have to wait! Log in to your account to find out what your options are. For more info, head to our Customer Service Portal.

What airlines fly non-stop from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB)?

Sure, layovers are a fabulous idea if you have a thing for tacky souvenirs and dodgy food. But if you'd prefer to kick off your holiday chop-chop, book a direct flight with SriLankan Airlines. You can take your pick of 17 services between Melbourne and Colombo monthly.

How many flights are flown between Tullamarine Airport and Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB)?

There are approximately 5 flights connecting MEL and CMB every day. That's right, it's never too late to escape on a lastminute Colombo getaway.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

Looking at travel demand in 2020, Friday is often the best day to book flights, when prices are generally at their cheapest. You may be tempted to wait to finalise your booking early into the week, but our data tells us ticket prices can creep up earlier in the week, especially on Tuesdays. Something to consider when planning your next holiday!

What is the cheapest month to fly?

Here's the lowdown on the lowest airfares: March is the cheapest month to fly. When looking at 2020 flight demand on, flights departing in March generally have the lowest ticket prices. As for the most expensive month to fly, our demand data found that on average, airfares are highest in June.

How can I book cheap flights?

Get a little creative when booking your next trip to save big time! You don't have to stick to the one airline or fare type for your return trip, so consider mixing and matching to get the most savings. Is it worth it? Well in 2020, savvy shoppers on saved over 45% when they booked return flights with two different airlines or fare types. The good news is we can help you mix and match to find the best deal… just start shopping!

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Itching to book your dream trip? We totally get it. You can start looking at flights on as early as 12 months in advance, but just keep in mind some airlines may not release all their available fares that early. But good news for last minute travellers, with 2020 data proving spontaneous travellers can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to travel.

How can I save money on airline tickets?

Here's an insider tip—you can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on in 2019 saved over 50% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Tullamarine to Bandaranaike Intl. Flight
Origin AirportTullamarine
Origin City NameMelbourne
Destination AirportBandaranaike Intl.
Destination City NameColombo
Distance8308 km

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