The cheapest times to fly from CMB to DEL are

  • January 29th to February 25th
  • July 16th to December 16th

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 DEL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $354 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $202 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to New Delhi

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Delhi (DEL) will usually cost between $216 to $352 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 $211. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $345. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $134 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $332 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to DEL flight.

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

CMB to DEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to DEL 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DEL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. Sundays 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 $6 (2%) 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 $303. Return trip prices are from the DEL 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 DEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 40 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMB to DEL

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 DEL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $288
  • Average savings: $44 (13.25%)

See CMB to BLR flights

Hack #2: Bangalore (CMB > BLR > DEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $304
  • Average savings: $28 (8.43%)

See CMB to MAA flights

Hack #3: Mumbai (CMB > BOM > DEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $321
  • Average savings: $12 (3.46%)

See CMB to BOM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Arabia, Air India, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, IndiGo, JAL, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, THAI, Virgin Australia, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1488 miles or 2395 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to DEL flight is about 3 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Delhi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from CMB to DEL.


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 DEL
Destination airport name Indira Gandhi International Airport
City Delhi
Country India
Latitude 28.6
Longitude 77.1


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