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There are 4 ways to get from Bangkok to Colombo by plane or bus

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Colombo  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Colombo (CMB) BKK - CMB

Rs. 24740 - Rs. 40610

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Diyawanna Oya  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) BKK - DWO

Rs. 30640 - Rs. 132110

Fly Don Muang to Colombo  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Colombo (CMB) DMK - CMB

Rs. 25560 - Rs. 604599

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Sigiriya, bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Sigiriya (GIU) BKK - GIU
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal

Rs. 31310 - Rs. 76640

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Colombo is to fly which costs ฿4200 - ฿110000 and takes 7h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Colombo is to fly which costs ฿4100 - ฿7000 and takes 6h 12m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Colombo is 2381 km.

It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Bangkok to Colombo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Colombo is 1h 30m behind Bangkok. It is currently 11:06 AM in Bangkok and 9:36 AM in Colombo.

Thai Airways International, IndiGo Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 891+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 2381.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Colombo 5 times a day.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 40000 - Rs. 60000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 29000 - Rs. 130000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 29000 - Rs. 130000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 30000 - Rs. 75000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 42000 - Rs. 85000
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Colombo via Madras
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 31000 - Rs. 45000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Colombo via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 260000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 18000 - Rs. 37000
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Colombo via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 31000 - Rs. 85000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Colombo via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 24000 - Rs. 45000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 30000 - Rs. 75000
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Semi Lux
Rs. 250 - Rs. 300
AirCon
Rs. 340 - Rs. 390
Super Lux
Rs. 580

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