The cheapest times to fly from ATL to CMB are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, March 5th, March 19th, and April 2nd)
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 ATL to CMB is late January. Prices can be as high as $2412 for Thursday flights during late June, or as low as $924 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1007 to $2317 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1104. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1870. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $766 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1229 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to CMB flight.

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

ATL to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to CMB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $221 (15%) 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 $1124. Return trip prices are from the CMB to ATL 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 ATL 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 17 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL 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 ATL to CMB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1064
  • Average savings: $165 (13.39%)

See ATL to JFK flights

Hack #2: Mumbai (ATL > BOM > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1104
  • Average savings: $125 (10.13%)

See ATL to BOM flights

Hack #3: Kuwait (ATL > KWI > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $119 (9.65%)

See ATL to KWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 35 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9433 miles or 15181 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to CMB flight is about 17 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ATL to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

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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