The cheapest times to fly from CMB to MDW are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the week of March 12th)
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 29th)

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 MDW is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $8162 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $885 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $969 to $3356 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1009. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $5283. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4274 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1475 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to MDW flight.

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

CMB to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to MDW flight is slightly 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MDW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. 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 $498 (23%) 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 $1444. Return trip prices are from the MDW 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 MDW 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 7 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 MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 24.20% less expensive than MDW
  • 2-layover flights available

See CMB to MKE flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 22.51% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMB to ORD flights


Flight Hacking CMB to MDW

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 MDW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (CMB > LHR > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1127
  • Average savings: $348 (23.59%)

See CMB to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (CMB > KUL > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $341 (23.08%)

See CMB to LHR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1160
  • Average savings: $315 (21.36%)

See CMB to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Delta, Etihad, JAL, KLM, Kuwait Airways, SriLankan, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8963 miles or 14425 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to MDW flight is about 17 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from CMB to MDW.


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 MDW
Destination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8


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