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FAQs - booking Sri Lanka flights

  • What is the luggage limit when flying to Sri Lanka?

    Ensure your luggage doesn’t exceed the limit set by your airline or fare. SriLankan Airlines typically allows you to carry up to 40 kg of checked luggage in business cabins and 30 kg in economy. Qantas generally allows you to carry baby food along with the carry-on allowance. You can also check items up to 32 kg, including a car seat. Check your airline’s weight limits to avoid inconveniences.

  • Can I fly with my pet to Sri Lanka?

    Most airlines allow you to bring along your pet as long as they meet the travel requirements. Some instances require you to pay extra fees for your pet, but a guide dog typically travels free of charge. Your pet should be in a spill-proof carrier that’s big enough for them to stay comfortable. Additionally, your pet should have vaccination and health certificates and an entry permit.

  • Which airport is close to major attractions?

    Flying from Australia to Colombo Ratmalana Airport gives you proximity to popular attractions. You can conveniently visit the Sri Lanka Airport Museum or Mount Lavinia Beach. A taxi is a fast means to get from the airport to your destination. You can also consider the Express bus, which is cheaper. Alternatively, fly from the domestic terminal to other destinations.

  • Can I hire a car from Sri Lanka’s airports?

    After a flight from Australia to Sri Lanka, you’ll need the ultimate convenience when travelling to your destination. You can organise a hire car through KAYAK, provided you’re 23 years old and above and hold a valid driver’s licence and an International Driver’s Permit.

  • Are there airlines that offer direct flights to Sri Lanka?

    If you would like to avoid a stopover and instead have a direct flight to Sri Lanka from Australia, there are several airlines departing from major Australian cities that you can choose to travel with, SriLankan Airlines being one of the most popular choices.

  • Do I need to have a visa in order to travel to Sri Lanka?

    Australian citizens and passport holders are able to apply for a tourist visa once they have landed in Sri Lanka, as long as they have a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months after their return flight. However, there is the option of applying for a tourist visa before you begin your travels, which some people prefer to do in order to be prepared.

  • What airport should I fly into if I would like to visit Minneriya National Park?

    The airport that is closest to Minneriya National Park is Sigiriya Airport (GIU), as it is just over 1h drive away. If you will be flying into Diyawanna Oya Airport (DWO), you also have the option of driving to the park, which will take you approximately 2h 15min. For those that would prefer to land at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), this is a feasible option, and you will be able to drive to your destination in less than 3h 30min.

  • If I would like to visit Gal Oya National Park, what should be my final destination?

    When travelling to Gal Oya National Park, Batticaloa Airport (BTC) is closest, as it is just under 3h drive away. However, both Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) and Polgolla Reservoir Airport (KDZ) are options as well, with each of them being approximately a 3h 30min drive from the park.

  • How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

    An average direct flight from Australia to Sri Lanka takes 21h 56m, covering a distance of 13062 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Colombo with an average flight time of 10h 25m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Sri Lanka?

    The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $624 one-way, and $584 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $693.

  • Which airlines fly to Sri Lanka?

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

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Sri Lanka

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Sri Lanka? 25% of our users found tickets to Sri Lanka for the following prices or less: From Melbourne $717 one-way - $1,143 round-trip, from Sydney $708 one-way - $1,153 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from Australia is August.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Sri Lanka flight deals.
  • If you’re going to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, fly into Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML). The airport is roughly 14 km south of the city. However, you can expect to fly into Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) when flying with SriLankan Airlines because it’s the airline’s hub.
  • Emirates, Qantas and British Airways are ideal options if you prefer travelling business class. Qantas has two premium cabin options: business and economy class. This makes the airline an ideal choice if you want extra legroom and more space to work or relax during the flight.
  • When booking flights to Sri Lanka from Australia, it is not uncommon to have a stopover during your voyage. You will find that some of the most popular and convenient cities to stop in include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is the country’s primary international airport and can be found in the western region of Sri Lanka. It is a particularly practical destination for those that are hoping to visit cities like Colombo, Wattala, and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, as each of these are within easy driving distance of the airport.
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) is the largest airport in the southern region of Sri Lanka and is just a short distance away from towns like Migahajandura, Sooriyawewa, and Andarawewa.
  • For those that are planning on spending some time in the north, consider flying into Hingurakgoda Airport (HIM), as it is located directly in the North Central Province and is not far from Girithale.
  • To explore the eastern region of the country, there are two primary airports that you can choose from: Batticaloa Airport (BTC) and Ampara Airport (ADP). While Batticaloa Airport (BTC) is not far from the cities of Iruthayapuram and Veddukadu, Ampara Airport (ADP) is closer to Galahitiyagoda and Weranketagoda.
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Top 5 airlines flying to Sri Lanka

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Australia to Sri Lanka? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1557 reviews
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I did not like anything. Flight experience was bad overall.

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I did not like anything. Flight experience was bad overall.

The seat comfort, the food and of course the crew, they made you feel welcome and relaxed 😊

Due to the delay of my first flight, my connecting flight with JetBlue was canceled by Singapore Airlines, but the JetBlue crew was very accommodating and rebooked a seat for me. The crew was very nice and had good attitude.

Would have been nice to have more variety and less dairy in the Indian Vegetarian special meal. Why do they include Parathas as part of the entree and also on the side (substitute for bread/roll)? Also, no need for so much dairy...don't need milk packet, yogurt and Chobani Greek yogurt in the same meal.

Flight attendants seemed a little more stressed out than in past Singapore flights. Not sure if that was because we had a completely full flight or if it was because it was just before Christmas. Food was decent but someone needs to update their Indian Vegetarian menus to ensure more variety, less duplication of items (Parathas included in2 different formats) and less dairy.

A very small gate at Singapore airport, lots of people packed into a small area…. A Petrie dish for infection. The flight was late although the captain did make up time. We had an aisle and middle economy class seat on the plane. The flight appeared to be very full. The seats were small, hard and very uncomfortable with minimal leg room. I’m a small woman and felt really cramped. My husband is a big man and stated he was unable to move at all in his seat. We were given 2 meals during the flight from Singapore to Brisbane. Our first meal was okay at best but the second meal was inedible. I think it was supposed to be veg in pastry but the pastry was full of air with minimal if any filling. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Getting off the plane went without any problems. It did take an extended period of time for our bags to come out onto the carousel. For the best ‘airline’ in the world, it was pretty poor. If Singapore is the best, what are the others like?

Always on time. Clean and good service as always..great food too..thank you SQ, the best airline in the world👍👍👍

Airport lounge for business class is too crowded and not comfortable. Poor foods and facilities. Boarding was delayed. A lot of coughing people in the flight even in the business class, which indicated poor screening and health risks.

The meals were ok,but we weren't given any beverages with the food, only after everyone was served food, maybe short staffed but that's not proper

The crew was so kind! I had such a nice flight !

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

They actually held the plane for a few minutes and had someone at the escalators from Qantas checking to see if we were almost at the gate and radioed ahead to tell them that we were on our way. We called down to the person and gave her our names, coming as fast as we could.

Better food, hotter coffee, otherwise it was a very smooth and reasonably comfortable flight.

First time flying in Qantas. There is zero WiFi on the flight to/from Australia. Crew was great both routes - very attentive, personalized service. Pleasant staff throughout.

Packed flight. Urged to check carry-on before boarding only to discover numerous empty overhead bins after boarding. Challenging entertainment screen. After almost 20 minutes to arrive at baggage claim, waited over 30 mins before luggage was loaded on baggage claim carousel.

Grubby plane, dirty seat & table, poor food, wait for baggage, staff ok.

The plane was new (<6mos old) and was very well appointed. Lots of places to store things/plenty of legroom/comfortable seats/great blankets and headsets. Food was very good too. And crew were all very friendly and accommodating. Great trip!

We were delayed for 7 hours. The staff and management could have organized the getting of seats on later flight earlier than 20 minutes before late takeoff. Everyone was worried and lost. Was chaos and it didn’t need to be.

First flight on Quantas. High marks all around. Plus it appears as if the have a comparatively new flight. Excellent airline!

couldn't work out how to work entertainment. seats a bit cramped.

Delayed for 45 minutes. Don't know what's the issue. Other than that, food was not to my satisfaction. However it's okay.

My experience with the flight was okay. My experience checking in was absolutely terrible. I was told I needed to change my e-ticket number to check in because I missed my flight in PDX. Even when shown the itinerary, they didn't budge and sent me to KLM across the airport. KLM wasn't open until 8pm and my flight was at 7:30pm. Nobody made accommodations in any way to get me to KUL. To add insult to injury, they rescheduled my flight to the very next day, creating a very long layover and did not offer any hotel stay. After this, even worse, I found out later they delayed the first 7:30pm flight to 9:10pm. Meaning, I could have still boarded but they refused to even try to get me on the plane. As a result, I missed a day of work and lost pay for the day. Also, when I went to get my luggage, it wasn't there. It was STILL in Singapore. They had from 5:30pm to 5am to get my luggage onto the plane and they still couldn't get that right. This is the worst experience I've had flying anywhere in the past decade I've been travelling.

No recognition for one World Emerald member. Business class seat has flat bed

No recognition for one World Emerald member. I got row 1 in business class and it was pathetic. No leg space, cramped space, less recline

Legs space in the business class cabin is too small and pillow is dirty!

Elderly individual shud be given priority to board the plane together with passengers with children and disabled. Otherwise things are OK.

Cabin crew as always are leaps and bounds the crowning glory of MH. Friendliness and natural warmth are such incredible traits. Food was very good on this flight also; and flexibility in meal time to accomodate rest was a plus point. Early arrival and landing as the first morning inbound at T4 LHR meant I was off the plane and in the queue for an Uber in less than 15 minutes!

I had purchased extra leg room for all legs of the flight but due to a delay in leaving Perth I was put on another flight but with Emirates. My luggage was initially lost but later found and my suitcase was broken. I ended up losing my upgrades

On-time & very well priced. All you need on a short flight.

The flight is awful, food isn’t very tasty or good, entertainment sucks

Very good crew, very efficient. Unfortunately not all items listed in duty free catalog were available.

Many changes need to be addressed from airport check in to flight departure. If they observe other major airlines, then they can expect what Sri Lankan airlines need to update their procedures.

Very professional and well managed. On time, great staff and comfortable.

Smooth takeoff and landing. Best service experience in all our travels over the years. Caring and attentive crew. Loved our flight to and fro.

not looking like a national flag carrier.. both the ground team and flight team are far from being kind and helpful. Not sure what's wrong.

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Terrible experience. Unexpected wait due to staff delay was not taken proper care. Food inflight could be better where as flight attendees on flight hospitality was 100%

Aircraft used fir this route was pretty old. Seats 💺 were hard & difficult to reclaim although it was flat bed

Because of the bubble agreement b/w India and Srilanka, I was not allowed to board the flight to Columbo. My experience about airport representatives was good. They were through in their job and saved my family from getting stuck in Columbo (as I would not be able to fly to Doha because of bubble agreement). So by their prompt attention, such a catastrophe was avoided. For this reason, even without flying with them, I would rate them 7/10.

2 delayed flights - hotel layover in a different country- lost baggage.

Silly to not even offer people water for free when they are paying so much for tickets.

You get what you pay for. It’s functional and gets you from point A to B in good comfort. However, food options are limited and cash only, Crew is a hit and miss .. they get your attention if you reach out.

Good leg room ... air conditioning was a bit warm don't Book row 8 ... no windows

They got to the terminal late, with no one on the arriving flight, boarded us late, and left us sitting there for 2 hours before they got us off the ground. They knew they were going to be late, yet they never got an updated flight plan from their head office until long after the flight was supposed to leave. They could have cut the delay in half, of at least let us stay in the terminal. Really just horrible planning.

The worst kind of budget airline. To be honest....the plane was not that bad. Would have been good to have some food choices and some water. What was by far the worse is the passengers/customers that this airline attracts. Coughing and spluttering all over one another with no masks. Just disgusting. Pay for a better carrier and get a better class of passenger.

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