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How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

An average non-stop flight from Australia to Sri Lanka takes 19h 51m, covering a distance of 8271 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Colombo with an average flight time of 10h 40m.

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The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $576. The most popular route is Melbourne to Colombo and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $711.

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SriLankan fly the most frequently from Australia to Sri Lanka. The most popular route is Melbourne to Colombo, and SriLankan fly this route the most.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$773
only
$773
Adelaide
$791
only
$791
Perth
$1434
only
$1434
Townsville
$1146
only
$1146
Melbourne
$708
only
$708
$788
only
$788
Sydney
$589
only
$589
Destination
Colombo
$589
only
$589
Thu., 7 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 35m
Sat., 23 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 50m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 7 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
13h 45m
Mon., 25 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 20m
Trip: 18 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Gotta love seats in business class that lie flat and even give you a little bit of a massage. Superb crew.

MNL
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

KUL
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I haven't even made it to my destination yet.

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

BTU
SBW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed for more than an hour..

Sat., 15 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
29h 40m
Tue., 18 Jun.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
35h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 4,906 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
PEK
HKG
Excellent 8.6

Cons: missed connected flight

MNL
PEK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: comport

Cons: nothing at all

JFK
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was canceled but there wasn’t any notice prior we arrived at the airport. And there wasn’t any employees from air China to inform us at the airport. Unprofessional!

PEK
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: The plane, the comfort the staff

Cons: The food selections weee limited for people who don’t eat seafood or pork.

SFO
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We paid $37 to check in 1 Baggage and the flight from SFO to Beijing had delivered the baggage in baggage claim area. We had to take Chinese Visa to get to the baggage, even-though it is a transit. We missed the next connecting flight to Shenzhen as it ate up all our time. Now have to travel in the mercy of the airlines for next flight. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LIST THAT "VISA NEEDED IF CHECKING IN BAGGAGE"

Fri., 1 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
10h 40m
Tue., 19 Feb.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
10h 05m
Trip: 19 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.6
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.6
CMB
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Behavior of crew and food. The service was excellent. The flight was clean.

AUH
CMB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good

MEL
CMB
Good 6.6

Pros: Staff.. food

Cons: SEATS... I flew with other airlines also but this aero plane has worst seats I even sat on.. My travel was of 10 hours and after 3 hours of departure I started having pain in my back...seat was poorly structured. . Its like cushion of seats were dead n on top of it that cushion behind back was too outside.. I was not able to sleep at all as was not comfortable.. Also there was no system at Srilankan airport.. No barriers for travelers so that people stand in cue but no one was following lines as there were none.. Will never fly with Srilankan airlines again ever..

CMB
HYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good

TRV
CMB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: All crews they are helpfull

Cons: Food same going and coming times

Tue., 22 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
33h 50m
Wed., 6 Feb.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
BNE
Brisbane
15h 55m
$1063
Trip: 16 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,092 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
AKL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: personel provided excellent service

Cons: food was ok. A faulty entertainment system did make our flight feel longer.

SIN
PER
Excellent 8.0

Cons: We ask for wheelchair help from Perth to brooome but it was not provided .

SIN
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Couldn't find a problem

Cons: Nothing

SIN
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everyrhing

Cons: Everything was fine.

SIN
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again.

Cons: There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy.

Tue., 5 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 35m
Tue., 19 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 50m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 29 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
36h 25m
Sun., 6 Jan.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
24h 10m
$1314
Trip: 9 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 5,010 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
CAN
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: fast boarding time Premium Economy

Cons: entertainment system keeps crashing even after hard reset, Premium Economy class seat limited space not worth that upgrade. They're switch back to Boeing 777-ER from the new Boeing 787.

MNL
CAN
Good 6.4

Pros: In general, the service is OK, but not outstanding. Try to do better!

Cons: There is still room for improvement. Flight attendants need to be better trained in dealing with passengers. Spend the time to "listen" thoroughly instead of saying "OK I know" & then fuffill the passengers request. Sometimes, little details matter, even they did the job right. Try to do better!

CAN
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: The food on the way to China and on the way home was horrible. They stopped serving cup noodles too. Only sandwiches when I asked for other option when the main course weren’t good.

Cons: I didn’t like the food choice at all. The fish didn’t taste good. Chicken with pasta tasted cheap and the beef with potatoes were spicy. Should have make the spicy sauce on the side in case for people who can’t eat spicy food. They used to serve 3 meals now cut down to 2 meals... maybe it’s time to reconsider another airline.

CAN
KTM
OK 4.0

Cons: Gave us false infor for our boarding location and we had to run for boarding to different location when 30 mins left. Very hectic situation.

MNL
CAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Plane left late from Manila and was asked to run to catch the connecting flight to LAX. Monitor did not work. Flight attendant/s were rude whenever their asking to stow away foot rest. Never say please. When I got to LAX, I needed to wait for the very last luggage for me to find out that my luggage was left in Guangzhou. No apologies whatsoever and was given a direction to file a report. Very sad experience.

Cons: Focus on customer service. More training with staff since they are dealing with different nationalities.

Sat., 23 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 35m
Sat., 2 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 50m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 14 Dec.
PER
Perth
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
31h 30m
Wed., 16 Jan.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
PER
Perth
11h 30m
$1434
Trip: 34 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 132 reviews
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.6
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.0
SGN
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everything went smoothly from check in to arrival. Bags were delivered timely. Flights were on time.

Cons: No entertainment options. Little to no food service.

KUL
LGK
Good 6.3

Pros: The service is good in general.

Cons: The boarding process could be improved.

KUL
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Except for a 1-hour delay, overall the flight was good, smooth and enjoyable. Loved the inflight meal. For the price we paid we got meal and 30kg baggage allowance, we thought that was just value for money. And they departed from KLIA and not klia2 which is more convenient.

Cons: Flight wasn't on time to and from HKG.

KUL
SGN
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Getting out of the plane

Cons: getting in the plane. No working tablet. Poor food.

BDO
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: For the price that we paid, it included 30kg baggage and refreshment (orange juice, water, coffee, a slice of pizza and a muffin) - it was worth it. The legroom is spacious, the seat was comfortable and the cabin crew was awesome. Flight was on time, check in was acceptable (considering people travelling from Bandung has a lot of check in baggage due to shopping).

Cons: Nothing.

Thu., 9 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
13h 30m
Thu., 23 May
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 40m
Trip: 15 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SUB
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The boarding process was really fast and efficient.

Cons: No IFE was provided on this flight, so sad. There was a headset port in my seat but the airline didn't provide the headset so it is useless. Well the only thing that I can do on the plane was just sleeping.

KUL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: easy securityand boarding at kl

Cons: food bland

KTM
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach.

KUL
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Gotta love seats in business class that lie flat and even give you a little bit of a massage. Superb crew.

BTU
SBW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed for more than an hour..

Thu., 10 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
26h 00m
Sun., 13 Jan.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
32h 10m
$1588
Trip: 4 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,684 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
NRT
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew was great. Very attentive and super friendly.

Cons: Value flight so no luxuries. Wifi doesn't work, USB port was broken... Got us where we were going for a great price though.

JFK
PVG
Good 6.6

Pros: Price of biz class is attractive but it’s good and entertainment could be better for western travelers

Cons: Limited Western food menu in box class with many choices not available Eggs were like cement Most flight crew speak limited English and hard to understand

DYG
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: On time!

TYN
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Didn’t provide convenience to parents with baby/toddler to checkin and boarding.

Cons: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm, professional.

PVG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight went smooth, was on time, no issues. Meal had pretty good cake. In flight entertainment has a good amount of Japanese pop, too.

Cons: Minor gate change, not a big deal. Really not to much to complain about.

Wed., 15 May
BNE
Brisbane
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
28h 05m
Fri., 14 Jun.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
BNE
Brisbane
16h 00m
Trip: 31 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

KTM
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach.

HKG
KUL
Good 6.0

Pros: Not much

Cons: Left late with no explanation

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

KUL
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: Having 2 seats to ourselves

Cons: Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr

Tue., 23 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 20m
Tue., 14 May
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16h 15m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 26 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
13h 45m
Mon., 18 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
14h 20m
Trip: 20 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: Having 2 seats to ourselves

Cons: Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr

BTU
SBW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed for more than an hour..

TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

MNL
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

KTM
KUL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Excellent crew. Good food. Comfortable seats even in coach.

Sun., 12 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 20m
Sun., 26 May
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16h 15m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 23 Apr.
ADL
Adelaide
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
17h 10m
Mon., 6 May
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
ADL
Adelaide
18h 10m
Trip: 14 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
MNL
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

TWU
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade.

Cons: Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for.

KUL
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I haven't even made it to my destination yet.

KUL
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: Having 2 seats to ourselves

Cons: Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr

KUL
ICN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Gotta love seats in business class that lie flat and even give you a little bit of a massage. Superb crew.

Wed., 6 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
24h 25m
Tue., 12 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
TSV
Townsville
20h 30m
$1146
Trip: 6 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,092 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
DEL
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: lot of turbulence, uncomfortable ride

Cons: entertainment system was good

AKL
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: personel provided excellent service

Cons: food was ok. A faulty entertainment system did make our flight feel longer.

SFO
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

SIN
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: More space then previous flights. Attendants very pleasant and helpful.

Cons: Ran out of the food choices by the time they reached me. Had to make do with what was left.

SIN
HAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly staff Good customer service

Cons: There was nothing i dislike

Thu., 7 Mar.
AVV
Avalon
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
16h 55m
Mon., 25 Mar.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
AVV
Avalon
17h 00m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 4 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
28h 35m
Sun., 17 Feb.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
BNE
Brisbane
16h 00m
Trip: 14 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,201 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
KUL
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I haven't even made it to my destination yet.

KUL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Connecting Time

SUB
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The boarding process was really fast and efficient.

Cons: No IFE was provided on this flight, so sad. There was a headset port in my seat but the airline didn't provide the headset so it is useless. Well the only thing that I can do on the plane was just sleeping.

TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

TWU
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground supervisor offered me access to gold lounge. It was a nice effort since his boss said no to upgrade.

Cons: Flight rescheduled without accommodation offered. When asked for upgrade for flight as compensation for 18 hours lost time supervisor said no No vegetarian food options. Said they will compensate me for my expenses once I file a claim which takes months of pestering airline for.

Fri., 5 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
15h 20m
Sun., 21 Apr.
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike International
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16h 15m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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