The cheapest times to fly from CMB to RUH are

  • January 22nd to April 8th
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • September 17th to December 9th

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 RUH is mid October. Prices can be as high as $542 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $341 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Riyadh

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Riyadh (RUH) will usually cost between $344 to $499 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $515. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $167 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $357 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to RUH flight.

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

CMB to RUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to RUH 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $20 (5%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the RUH 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 RUH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Arabia, Air India, Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SpiceJet, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2510 miles or 4039 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to RUH flight is about 5 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Riyadh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from CMB to RUH.


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 RUH
Destination airport name King Khalid International Airport
City Riyadh
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 25
Longitude 46.7


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