The cheapest times to fly from MLE to CMB are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of August 6th)

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 MLE to CMB is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $313 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $212 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Male (MLE) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $229 to $305 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $239. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $40 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $260 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to CMB flight.

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

MLE to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to CMB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Malé. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into MLE. 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 $66 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $230. Return trip prices are from the CMB to MLE 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 MLE to CMB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, AirAsia, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, IndiGo, JAL, Korean Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, S7, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, THAI, Thai AirAsia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 483 miles or 777 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to CMB flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from MLE to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLE
Origination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5

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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