The cheapest times to fly from CLE to CMB are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th and November 26th)

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 CLE to CMB is early October. Prices can be as high as $4092 for Thursday flights during early June, or as low as $1001 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Cleveland, OH (CLE) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1142 to $3391 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1084. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $3224. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2141 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1840 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLE to CMB flight.

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

CLE to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLE to CMB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Cleveland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CLE. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cleveland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $123 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1933. Return trip prices are from the CMB to CLE 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 CLE to CMB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1060
  • Average savings: $780 (42.38%)

See CLE to JFK flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (CLE > HKG > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1153
  • Average savings: $687 (37.35%)

See CLE to HKG flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (CLE > BOS > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1167
  • Average savings: $673 (36.56%)

See CLE to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8884 miles or 14297 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLE to CMB flight is about 16 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Cleveland, OH and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from CLE to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLE
Origination airport name Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
City Cleveland, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -81.9

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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