The cheapest times to fly from NRT to CMB are

  • April 2nd to July 1st (except the week of April 30th)
  • July 16th to October 28th (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 NRT to CMB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1379 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $366 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Tokyo (NRT) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $437 to $949 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 $417. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1165. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $748 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $741 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NRT to CMB flight.

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

NRT to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NRT to CMB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Tokyo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 NRT. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Tokyo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $40 (5%) 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 $704. Return trip prices are from the CMB to NRT 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 NRT to CMB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 41 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Bangkok (NRT > DMK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $437
  • Average savings: $304 (40.99%)

See NRT to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (NRT > KUL > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $602
  • Average savings: $139 (18.7%)

See NRT to DMK flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (NRT > HKG > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $604
  • Average savings: $137 (18.5%)

See NRT to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Air Seoul, AirAsia, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Firefly, Hong Kong Express, IndiGo, JAL, Jeju Air, Jetstar, Jin Air, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, T’Way Air, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Lion Mentari, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4283 miles or 6893 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NRT to CMB flight is about 8 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Tokyo and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from NRT to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NRT
Origination airport name Narita International Airport
City Tokyo
Country Japan
Latitude 35.8
Longitude 140.4

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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