The cheapest times to fly from CMB to MEM are

  • May 14th to June 24th (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 29th to March 11th (except the weeks of December 3rd, December 10th, January 1st, and January 8th)

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 MEM is late January. Prices can be as high as $2662 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $965 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Memphis

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Memphis, TN (MEM) will usually cost between $1314 to $2133 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1479. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2033. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $554 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1834 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to MEM flight.

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

CMB to MEM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to MEM 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEM, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. 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 $566 (17%) 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 $1655. Return trip prices are from the MEM 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 MEM 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 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMB to MEM

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 MEM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CMB > LAX > MEM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $706 (38.5%)

See CMB to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CMB > JFK > MEM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1203
  • Average savings: $632 (34.43%)

See CMB to LAX flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (CMB > SEA > MEM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1224
  • Average savings: $611 (33.29%)

See CMB to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, Korean Air, SAS, SriLankan, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9444 miles or 15199 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to MEM flight is about 17 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Memphis, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from CMB to MEM.


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 MEM
Destination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90


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