The cheapest times to fly from CLT to CMB are

  • February 26th to April 15th (except the week of March 19th)
  • July 16th to November 25th

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 CLT to CMB is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $3613 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1112 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1279 to $2420 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 $1243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2624. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1381 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1827 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to CMB flight.

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

CLT to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to CMB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. Saturdays 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 $220 (11%) 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 $1707. Return trip prices are from the CMB to CLT 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 CLT 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 38 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1030
  • Average savings: $797 (43.64%)

See CLT to JFK flights

Hack #2: Chennai (CLT > MAA > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $653 (35.75%)

See CLT to MAA flights

Hack #3: Bangalore (CLT > BLR > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1176
  • Average savings: $651 (35.61%)

See CLT to BLR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9251 miles or 14888 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to CMB flight is about 17 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from CLT to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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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