The average price of a 7-day trip to Colombo is $1,448 for a solo traveler, $2,601 for a couple, and $4,875 for a family of 4. Colombo hotels range from $19 to $122 per night with an average of $49, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV) are between $953 and $1,989 per person for economy flights and $2,991 to $6,241 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $20 to $34 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Colombo, LK

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TRV and stay in a Colombo hotel:

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • August 20th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Colombo is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Colombo Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Colombo for a week is $876-$2,215($125-$316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $34 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $514 to $1,671 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $42 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $41 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Colombo for a week is $2,408-$4,760($344-$680 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $68 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,028 to $3,342 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $42 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $41 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Colombo for a week is $2,958-$8,140($423-$1,163 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $136 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,056 to $6,684 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $84 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $57 to $71 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Colombo

How cheap can you make a vacation to Colombo? The cheapest trip to Colombo is about $97 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 15% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $16.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Colombo for a week is $680-$2,111($97-$302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $20 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $514 to $1,671 for economy

Lodging: $16 to $19 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Colombo for a week is $1,264-$3,922($181-$560 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,028 to $3,342 for economy

Lodging: $16 to $19 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Colombo for a week is $2,528-$7,724($361-$1,103 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,056 to $6,684 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $38 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Colombo cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Colombo Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Colombo.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Colombo for a week is $1,995-$9,245($285-$1,321 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $68 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,295 to $4,545 for first class

Lodging: $70 to $122 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $704 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Colombo for a week is $3,570-$14,266($510-$2,038 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $136 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,590 to $9,090 for first class

Lodging: $70 to $122 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $704 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Colombo for a week is $7,140-$26,000($1,020-$3,714 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $272 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,180 to $18,180 for first class

Lodging: $140 to $244 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $448 to $986 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Colombo Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Colombo is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Colombo due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Colombo Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Colombo hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Colombo.

 

Flight Costs to Colombo

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,989 average in early to mid June to a low of $953 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $1,241. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Colombo our data includes 88 originating airports, and 86 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Colombo from an airport like Manchester-Boston Regional (MHT) in Manchester, NH (the United States) for an average $6,614 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Cochin International (COK) in Kochi (India) at an average of just $75.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Colombo, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,036, so you can easily save about 109% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Colombo can easily cost $150 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $302 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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