The cheapest times to fly from PIT to CMB are

  • January 15th to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • March 26th to April 15th
  • July 16th to November 18th (except the week of July 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 PIT to CMB is late September. Prices can be as high as $5625 for Sunday flights during early June, or as low as $1001 for Thursday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1061 to $4605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1049. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $4754. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3705 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1932 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIT to CMB flight.

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

PIT to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIT to CMB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Pittsburgh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CMB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PIT. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Pittsburgh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $540 (19%) 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 $1989. Return trip prices are from the CMB to PIT 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 PIT 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 1 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (PIT > JFK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1028
  • Average savings: $904 (46.79%)

See PIT to JFK flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (PIT > HKG > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1068
  • Average savings: $864 (44.72%)

See PIT to HKG flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (PIT > BOS > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1143
  • Average savings: $789 (40.84%)

See PIT to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudia, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8907 miles or 14334 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIT to CMB flight is about 17 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Pittsburgh, PA and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from PIT to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PIT
Origination airport name Pittsburgh International Airport
City Pittsburgh, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -80.2

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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