The cheapest times to fly from PEK to CMB are

  • February 5th to July 1st (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 23rd, and April 30th)
  • October 29th to December 23rd

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 PEK to CMB is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $1687 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $477 for Wednesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $508 to $983 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $539. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1059. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $520 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $593 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to CMB flight.

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

PEK to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to CMB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $180 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $574. Return trip prices are from the CMB to PEK 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 PEK to CMB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Singapore (PEK > SIN > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $481
  • Average savings: $112 (18.86%)

See PEK to KUL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $484
  • Average savings: $109 (18.31%)

See PEK to SIN flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (PEK > DMK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $500
  • Average savings: $93 (15.61%)

See PEK to DMK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, THAI, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3208 miles or 5163 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to CMB flight is about 6 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from PEK to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

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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