The cheapest times to fly from CMB to ZRH are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • July 23rd to December 31st (except the weeks of August 20th, December 10th, and December 17th)

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 ZRH is early November. Prices can be as high as $993 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $617 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $639 to $922 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $657. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $917. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $261 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $733 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to ZRH flight.

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

CMB to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to ZRH flight is cheaper than the average and costs 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZRH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Zürich, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Colombo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $69 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $717. Return trip prices are from the ZRH 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 ZRH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMB to ZRH

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 ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Amsterdam (CMB > AMS > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $713
  • Average savings: $20 (2.73%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Croatia, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4983 miles or 8019 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to ZRH flight is about 9 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from CMB to ZRH.


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 ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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