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Travelers usually depart from Bandaranaike International, Colombo - Visaha Pillaiyar, Colombo - Ramakrishna Temple, Colombo - Katunayake, or Colombo - Bastian Mawatha when they travel from Colombo to Chennai. The distance between Colombo and Chennai is 648 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Go Air, IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited, SriLankan Airlines, and Air Vistara. Colombo and Chennai have 24 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights4443-45
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IndiGo Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Air India Limited on Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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

SriLankan Airlines on Fridays.

Check-in for a flight from Colombo to Chennai

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

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 1.3 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 Air India Limited, Go Air, SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines.
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 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.
What airports are near Chennai?
The main airport in Chennai is Chennai International. It is also served by Chennai International, Tirupati, Cuddapah, Pondicherry.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Colombo and Chennai?
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