Cheap flights from Chennai to Colombo

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Book your trip to arrive at Bandaranaike International, or Colombo - Fort. The distance between Chennai and Colombo is 648 km. The most popular airlines for this route are SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, IndiGo Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and AirAsia. Chennai and Colombo have 182 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, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, and Galle Fort.

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IndiGo Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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

Spicejet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

SriLankan Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Chennai to Colombo

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
SriLankan AirlinesALKULYesNo
EmiratesUAEEKNoNo
IndiGo AirlinesIGO6ENoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Sri Lanka COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Sri Lanka – 08/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from India can enter Sri Lanka, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic travel authorization
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Sri Lanka

Return

Visa requirements
  • Electronic travel authorization
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for India
  • Recommended contact-tracing app
  • Mandatory health declaration form for vaccinated travelers
Additional information
  • Health screening on arrival
  • Masks are recommended in public

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Sri Lanka in our dedicated Stories article.

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 Air India Limited, Spicejet, 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, Pondicherry, Cuddapah.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chennai and Colombo?
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What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
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Which airlines fly between Chennai and Colombo?
Currently, you can fly between Chennai and Colombo with SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, IndiGo Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia.
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