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Book your trip to arrive at Bandaranaike International, Colombo - Visaha Pillaiyar, Colombo - Ramakrishna Temple, Colombo - Katunayake, or Colombo - Bastian Mawatha. The distance between Chennai and Colombo is 648 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Go Air, Air Vistara, IndiGo Airlines, Spicejet, and Air India Limited. Chennai and Colombo have 31 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Colombo, consider visiting Sigiriya - Sri Lanka, Tooth Temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka, World's End, Sri Lanka, Galle Fort, and Ancient City of Polonnaruwa.

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Go Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

SriLankan Airlines on Saturdays.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Go AirGOWG8YesNo
Air VistaraVTIUKYesNo
IndiGo AirlinesIGO6ENoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
SpicejetSEJSGYesNo
Air India LimitedAICAIYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chennai to Colombo?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chennai and Colombo takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chennai and Colombo?
The flight distance between Chennai and Colombo is 648 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chennai and Colombo?
Several carriers operate flights between Chennai and Colombo. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Go Air, SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chennai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chennai and Singapore, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Kochi, London, Madurai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangkok, Pune, Port Blair, Goa, Tiruchirappalli, Sydney, Seoul.
What are the most popular routes to and from Colombo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Colombo and London, Taipei, Singapore, Sydney, Bangkok, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Manila, Perth, Goa, Mumbai, Gold Coast, Hanoi, Brisbane, New Delhi, Kaohsiung, Toronto, Bengaluru, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang.
What airports are near Chennai?
The main airport in Chennai is Chennai International. It is also served by Chennai International, Tirupati, Cuddapah, Pondicherry.
What airports are near Colombo?
The main airport in Colombo is Bandaranaike International. It is also served by Bentota River SPB, Mawella Lagoon, Kotte Diyawanna Oya SPB, Sigiriya, Koggala, Kandy Polgolla Reservoir SPB, Gregory Lake SPB, Hatton Castlereigh Resrvr SPB.
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