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Tips to know when travelling to Chennai

Travelers usually depart from Bandaranaike International, or Colombo - Fort when they travel from Colombo to Chennai. The distance between Colombo and Chennai is 648 km. The most popular airlines for this route are SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited, and Spicejet. Colombo and Chennai have 118 direct flights per week.

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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 Colombo to Chennai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
SriLankan AirlinesALKULYesNo
EmiratesUAEEKNoNo
IndiGo AirlinesIGO6ENoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Air India LimitedAICAIYesNo
SpicejetSEJSGYesNo

India COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

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

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for India
  • Recommended contact-tracing app
  • Mandatory health declaration form for vaccinated travelers

Return

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
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Sri Lanka
Additional information
  • Masks are not required in public places

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 India in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Colombo to Chennai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Colombo and Chennai takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Colombo and Chennai?
The flight distance between Colombo and Chennai is 648 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Colombo and Chennai?
Several carriers operate flights between Colombo and Chennai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include IndiGo Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Spicejet, Air India Limited.
What are the most popular routes to and from Colombo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Colombo and London, Bangkok, Melbourne, Malé, Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Taipei, Brisbane, New Delhi, Kyiv, Goa, Hanoi, Mumbai, Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Dubai, Hong Kong, Wellington.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chennai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chennai and Singapore, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, London, Coimbatore, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Kochi, Goa, Madurai, Kolkata, Toronto, Thiruvananthapuram, Dubai, Pune, Brisbane.
Which airports are there in Colombo?
Colombo is mainly served by Bandaranaike International. But there are other airports nearby, including Colombo Ratmalana Airport, Kelani River-Peliyagoda Waterdrome, Dandugama Sea Plane Base.
What airports are near Chennai?
The main airport in Chennai is Chennai International. It is also served by Chennai International, Tirupati, Cuddapah, Pondicherry.
What buses and trains depart from Colombo?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Colombo, including Sri Lanka Railways.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Colombo and Chennai?
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