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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Colombo by plane, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya  •  23h 16m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) JFK - DWO

Rs. 103006 - Rs. 223680

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Fly New York JFK to Colombo  •  21h 48m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Colombo (CMB) JFK - CMB

Rs. 85106 - Rs. 116180

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Fly Newark to Colombo  •  21h 31m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Colombo (CMB) EWR - CMB

Rs. 96430 - Rs. 147230

Fly New York La Guardia to Colombo  •  23h 54m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Colombo (CMB) LGA - CMB

Rs. 134444 - Rs. 175974

Fly New York JFK to Sigiriya, bus  •  31h 6m

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

Rs. 132676 - Rs. 353210

Train to Boston, fly to Colombo  •  24h 51m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Colombo (CMB) BOS - CMB

Rs. 89446 - Rs. 158995

Fly Newark to Diyawanna Oya  •  22h 54m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) EWR - DWO

Rs. 114330 - Rs. 254730

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Colombo  •  26h 16m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Colombo (CMB) IAD - CMB

Rs. 122231 - Rs. 170696

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Colombo is to fly which costs $490 - $700 and takes 21h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Colombo is to fly which costs $550 - $900 and takes 21h 31m.

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The distance between New York and Colombo is 8799 miles.

It takes approximately 23h 16m to get from New York to Colombo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New York JFK Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 25h 50m and has two stopovers.

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Colombo is 9h 30m ahead of New York. It is currently 1:21 AM in New York and 10:51 AM in Colombo.

Virgin Atlantic, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad and six other airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1272+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at Rs. 4136 per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from New York to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 8799.5 miles
  • Duration: 23h 16m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Etihad, Cinnamon Air and 12 other airlines fly from New York to Colombo hourly.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Abu Dhabi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 320000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via London Heathrow, Colombo
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 220000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Colombo
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 490000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Amsterdam Schiphol, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 220000 - Rs. 850000
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 200000
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 220000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Toronto, Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 220000 - Rs. 750000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Abu Dhabi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 370000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 180000 - Rs. 550000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Amsterdam Schiphol, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 250000 - Rs. 950000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Milan Malpensa, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via London Heathrow, Colombo
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 250000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 190000 - Rs. 600000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Athens, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Zurich, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 600000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Delhi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 650000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Rome, Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 95000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Mumbai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 650000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 191000 - Rs. 196000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Colombo
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 490000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from New York JFK to Diyawanna Oya via Amsterdam Schiphol, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 220000 - Rs. 850000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Moscow Sheremetyevo, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 180000 - Rs. 550000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Amsterdam Schiphol, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 250000 - Rs. 950000
Flights from New York JFK to Sigiriya via Milan Malpensa, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 380000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via London Heathrow, Colombo
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 250000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 190000 - Rs. 600000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Athens, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 390000
Flights from Newark to Diyawanna Oya via Zurich, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 600000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 180000
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Dubai, Male
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 180000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Dubai, Male
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Athens, Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Boston, Dubai
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 190000 - Rs. 240000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 210500 - Rs. 212000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 200700 - Rs. 201300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Dubai, Male
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 200700 - Rs. 201300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 200000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 430000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 430000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 194000 - Rs. 199000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 184000 - Rs. 188000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Montreal, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 170000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 1m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 150000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 150000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Paris CDG, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 220000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 330000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Montreal, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 170000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 1m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 150000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Paris CDG, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 220000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 750000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 180000 - Rs. 700000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 460000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Toronto, Delhi
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 220000 - Rs. 750000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 310000 - Rs. 500000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 220000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Colombo via Toronto, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 600000 - Rs. 750000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Dublin, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 195000 - Rs. 210000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 191000 - Rs. 196000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 180000 - Rs. 550000
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 200000 - Rs. 650000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Newark to Colombo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 150000 - Rs. 600000
Flights from Boston to Colombo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 550000
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 90000 - Rs. 210000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from New York JFK to Colombo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 380000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Boston to Colombo via London Heathrow, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 160000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Paris CDG, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 220000
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Colombo via Paris CDG, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 160000 - Rs. 220000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 25000 - Rs. 35000
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
Rs. 25000 - Rs. 35000
First Class
Rs. 33000 - Rs. 60000
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 25000 - Rs. 35000
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
Rs. 25000 - Rs. 35000
First Class
Rs. 33000 - Rs. 60000
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 22000
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 22000
Business Class Seat
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 31000
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 22000
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 22000
Business Class Seat
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 31000
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 9500
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 9500
Premium
Rs. 36000 - Rs. 50000
Flexi Coach Seat
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 17000
Business Seat
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 16000
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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