The cheapest times to fly from LHR to CMB are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 LHR to CMB is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1101 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $552 for Thursday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from London (LHR) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $564 to $897 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $587. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $961. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $374 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $647 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to CMB flight.

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

LHR to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to CMB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LHR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to London. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $56 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $653. Return trip prices are from the CMB to LHR 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 LHR to CMB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Kiev (LHR > KBP > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $20 (3.09%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, flydubai, Gulf Air, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Pegasus, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5414 miles or 8713 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to CMB flight is about 10 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 105 available flights from LHR to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LHR
Origination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5

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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