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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  19h 5m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) LHR - DWO

Rs. 97409 - Rs. 191745

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Colombo  •  16h 34m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Colombo (CMB) LHR - CMB

Rs. 86039 - Rs. 269975

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Colombo  •  19h 19m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Colombo (CMB) BHX - CMB

Rs. 122781 - Rs. 352843

Train to Newquay, fly to Colombo  •  24h 3m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Colombo (CMB) NQY - CMB

Rs. 111538 - Rs. 254042

Train to Bristol, fly to Colombo  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Colombo (CMB) BRS - CMB

Rs. 129991 - Rs. 320853

Fly Exeter to Colombo  •  19h 50m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Colombo (CMB) EXT - CMB

Rs. 150802 - Rs. 340940

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Colombo  •  21h 7m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Colombo (CMB) MAN - CMB

Rs. 145281 - Rs. 364643

Exeter (EXT) to Colombo (CMB) flights

The flight time between Exeter (EXT) and Colombo (CMB) is around 18h 51m and covers a distance of around 8920 km. The fastest flight normally takes 16h 10m. Services are operated by Loganair, Emirates, Qatar Airways and others. Typically 12 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
18h 51m
Fastest flight journey time:
16h 10m
Flight distance:
8920 km
Flights per week:
12
Cheapest price:
Rs. 136500
Carbon emissions:
1808 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:55
Last flight departs at:
12:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter (EXT) to Colombo (CMB) flight schedules

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Conditions of entry into Sri Lanka from United Kingdom

  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 10
  • Arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate can be released from Hotel Quarantine after returning a negative COVID-19 test result on day 1
  • 14-day stay at a certified hotel for tourists with approval from Sri Lanka Tourism. Visiting approved tourist sites is allowed after a negative Covid-19 test taken on day 1
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Sri Lanka from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colombo is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Colombo is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Colombo is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Yes, entry into United Kingdom from Sri Lanka is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Colombo is to train and fly which costs £300 - £1,000 and takes 16h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Colombo is to train and fly which takes 16h 34m and costs £300 - £1,000.

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The distance between Exeter and Colombo is 8945 km.

It takes approximately 19h 5m to get from Exeter to Colombo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 10m and has one stopover.

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Colombo is 4h 30m ahead of Exeter. It is currently 6:24 PM in Exeter and 10:54 PM in Colombo.

British Airways, Swiss, Edelweiss Air and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 325+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 8945.3 km
  • Duration: 19h 5m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Loganair, Emirates and six other airlines fly from Exeter to Colombo twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 75000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 80000 - Rs. 230000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 90000 - Rs. 200000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Delhi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 85000 - Rs. 160000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Mumbai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
Rs. 80000 - Rs. 160000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Manama, Colombo
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 75000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from London Heathrow to Diyawanna Oya via Zurich, Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 250000
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 85000 - Rs. 300000
Flights from Birmingham to Colombo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 90000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 370000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Frankfurt, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Copenhagen, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Dublin, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Belfast City, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
20h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 460000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 380000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 500000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via London Heathrow, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Frankfurt, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Copenhagen, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Dublin, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Malaga, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 400000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Doha, Male
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 330000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 550000
Flights from Birmingham to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 290000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Newcastle, Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 240000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Birmingham, Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 240000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Manchester, Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 240000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Frankfurt, Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Glasgow, Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 290000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Prague, Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Copenhagen, Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Nice, Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Dublin, Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 290000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Glasgow, Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Manchester, Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 290000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 500000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via London Heathrow, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Manchester, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 330000
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Muscat
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 220000
Flights from Newquay to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Copenhagen, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Paris CDG, Muscat
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Exeter to Colombo via Edinburgh, Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 1600000
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Abu Dhabi, Male
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 260000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 85000 - Rs. 210000
Flights from Birmingham to Colombo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 270000
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Naples, Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Bucharest Otopeni, Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 330000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Colombo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 240000
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Bristol to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 340000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Colombo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 48000 - Rs. 370000
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 29000 - Rs. 39000
Train from Exeter St Davids to Newquay
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 14000
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 14000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 18000 - Rs. 25000
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 10000
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 10000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 13000 - Rs. 18000
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 21000 - Rs. 60000
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
Rs. 21000 - Rs. 26000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 42000 - Rs. 60000
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 39000
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 28000 - Rs. 39000
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 41000
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000
Anytime Day 1st Class
Rs. 29000 - Rs. 41000

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