The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CMB are

  • January 15th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 23rd and April 30th)
  • September 3rd to September 30th
  • October 15th to November 25th

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 LAX to CMB is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1531 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $730 for Monday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $843 to $1251 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $890. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $467 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $958 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CMB flight.

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

LAX to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to CMB flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $69 (7%) 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 $951. Return trip prices are from the CMB to LAX 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 LAX 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 17 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to CMB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $885
  • Average savings: $73 (7.62%)

See LAX to KUL flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (LAX > HKG > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $45 (4.7%)

See LAX to HKG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $944
  • Average savings: $15 (1.51%)

See LAX to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 42 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9352 miles or 15051 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to CMB flight is about 17 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from LAX to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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