The cheapest times to fly from CMB to PHL are

  • January 22nd to July 1st (except the weeks of February 26th, March 19th, March 26th, April 16th, and April 23rd)
  • September 10th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)

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 PHL is late May. Prices can be as high as $1734 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $934 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $958 to $1471 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $966. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1655. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $689 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1085 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to PHL flight.

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

CMB to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to PHL flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Colombo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Philadelphia, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Colombo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $108 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1089. Return trip prices are from the PHL 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 PHL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 51 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 PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 17.20% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMB to JFK flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 7.88% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMB to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8817 miles or 14190 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to PHL flight is about 16 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CMB to PHL.


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 PHL
Destination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2


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