The cheapest times to fly from CMB to LGB are

  • April 2nd to April 15th
  • April 30th to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)

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 LGB is late October. Prices can be as high as $3800 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $999 for Thursday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Long Beach

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Long Beach, CA (LGB) will usually cost between $1166 to $3183 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3139. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1791 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1671 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to LGB flight.

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

CMB to LGB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to LGB flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Colombo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $1337 (42%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1375. Return trip prices are from the LGB 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 LGB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 50 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from CMB to LGB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 50.27% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMB to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 33.75% less expensive than LGB
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMB to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 26.03% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See CMB to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LGB
  • Usually 1.32% less expensive than LGB
  • 2-layover flights available

See CMB to BUR flights


Flight Hacking CMB to LGB

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 LGB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (CMB > SFO > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1045
  • Average savings: $626 (37.46%)

See CMB to SEA flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (CMB > SEA > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1131
  • Average savings: $541 (32.35%)

See CMB to SFO flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (CMB > LAX > LGB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1213
  • Average savings: $458 (27.41%)

See CMB to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Hawaiian, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9366 miles or 15073 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to LGB flight is about 17 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Long Beach, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from CMB to LGB.


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 LGB
Destination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2


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