The cheapest times to fly from AMS to CMB are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 AMS to CMB is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1087 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $620 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $632 to $907 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $649. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1019. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $370 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $694 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to CMB flight.

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

AMS to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to CMB flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below 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 Colombo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Amsterdam. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $54 (7%) 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 $714. Return trip prices are from the CMB to AMS 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 AMS to CMB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking AMS to CMB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AMS to CMB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kiev (AMS > KBP > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $677
  • Average savings: $17 (2.45%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 40 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alitalia, atlasglobal, Austrian, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, China Eastern, China Southern, Corendon, CSA, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, flydubai, Gulf Air, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, TAROM, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5198 miles or 8365 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to CMB flight is about 10 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 99 available flights from AMS to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AMS
Origination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8

Return Airport

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


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