There are 2 ways to get from Chennai to Colombo by plane

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Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) MAA - DWO

$113 - $394

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Fly to Colombo  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Colombo (CMB) MAA - CMB

$36 - $121

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Colombo is 686 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Chennai to Colombo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Cinnamon Air, IndiGo Airlines, Spicejet and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1189+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 428.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chennai to Colombo every 3 hours.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310

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