The cheapest times to fly from HNL to CMB are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • February 26th to March 11th
  • July 16th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 HNL to CMB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $7164 for Monday flights during early January, or as low as $1117 for Sunday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1216 to $3166 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1178. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3381. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2104 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to CMB flight.

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

HNL to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNL to CMB flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Honolulu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1425 (48%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1460. Return trip prices are from the CMB to HNL 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 HNL to CMB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HNL to CMB

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 HNL to CMB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (HNL > KUL > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $959
  • Average savings: $1146 (54.44%)

See HNL to KUL flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (HNL > DMK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $1088 (51.71%)

See HNL to DMK flights

Hack #3: Singapore (HNL > SIN > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $1047 (49.76%)

See HNL to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8051 miles or 12957 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to CMB flight is about 15 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from HNL to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HNL
Origination airport name Daniel K Inouye International Airport
City Honolulu, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 21.3
Longitude -157.9

Return Airport

Destination code CMB
Destination airport name Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
City Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Latitude 7.2
Longitude 79.9


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