The cheapest times to fly from CMB to CJB are

  • January 15th to March 11th (except the week of January 29th)
  • July 30th to December 31st

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 CJB is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $738 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $173 for Friday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Coimbatore

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Coimbatore (CJB) will usually cost between $189 to $318 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $179. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $326. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $147 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $232 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to CJB flight.

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

CMB to CJB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to CJB 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 $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Coimbatore, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Colombo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $67 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $220. Return trip prices are from the CJB 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 CJB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 34 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from CMB to CJB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Madurai Airport (IXM) in Madurai

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from CJB
  • Usually 14.66% less expensive than CJB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMB to IXM flights

Destination alternative #2: Cochin International Airport (COK) in Kochi

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from CJB
  • Usually 14.44% less expensive than CJB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMB to COK flights

Destination alternative #3: Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ) in Trichinopoly

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CJB
  • Usually 4.53% less expensive than CJB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMB to TRZ flights


Flight Hacking CMB to CJB

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 CMB to CJB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chennai (CMB > MAA > CJB)

  • Price for both tickets: $221
  • Average savings: $12 (4.96%)

See CMB to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Arabia, Air India, Etihad, IndiGo, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 329 miles or 529 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to CJB flight is about 1 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Coimbatore?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from CMB to CJB.


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 CJB
Destination airport name Coimbatore International Airport
City Coimbatore
Country India
Latitude 11
Longitude 77


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