The cheapest times to fly from CMB to IXM are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the weeks of January 29th and February 12th)
  • July 16th to October 28th
  • November 12th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CMB to IXM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $220 for Sunday flights during mid April, or as low as $158 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Madurai

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Madurai (IXM) will usually cost between $158 to $217 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $158. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $54 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $198 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to IXM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CMB to IXM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CMB to IXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to IXM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Colombo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.56, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Madurai, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Colombo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $4 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $193. Return trip prices are from the IXM to CMB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CMB to IXM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMB to IXM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Etihad, IndiGo, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Madurai Airport to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 220 miles or 354 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CMB to IXM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to IXM flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Madurai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from CMB to IXM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMB
Origination airport name Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
City Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Latitude 7.2
Longitude 79.9

Return Airport

Destination code IXM
Destination airport name Madurai Airport
City Madurai
Country India
Latitude 9.8
Longitude 78.1


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