The cheapest times to fly from MDW to CMB are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • May 7th to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • September 3rd 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 MDW to CMB is late January. Prices can be as high as $3525 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $782 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $818 to $2118 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $833. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2078. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1245 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1136 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to CMB flight.

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

MDW to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to CMB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MDW. 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 $498 (23%) 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 $1105. Return trip prices are from the CMB to MDW 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 MDW to CMB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, KLM, Saudia, SriLankan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8963 miles or 14425 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to CMB flight is about 17 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from MDW to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDW
Origination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8

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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