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Colombo to Chennai Flights

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Selected fares from Colombo to Chennai

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CMB MAA Thu, Feb 26 - Sat, Mar 7 $249
CMB MAA Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 30 $257
CMB MAA Thu, Feb 26 - Sat, Mar 7 $352
CMB MAA Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 30 $1,739
CMB MAA Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 30 $1,990
CMB MAA Sat, Jan 3 - Tue, Jan 13 $2,161
CMB MAA Sat, Jan 10 - Thu, Jan 15 $2,250
CMB MAA Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 30 $3,028
CMB MAA Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 30 $3,419

Colombo and Chennai airports and terminals

Airports in Colombo , LK
map of airports in Colombo
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    Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Airport (DWO)

    Distance from City Center: 4.5 miles

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    Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

    Distance from City Center: 17.3 miles

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Airports in Chennai , IN
map of airports in Chennai
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    Chennai Airport (MAA)

    Distance from City Center: 0.4 miles

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Colombo to Chennai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 1 Colombo (CMB) Chennai (MAA) SriLankan Airlines $311
Earn $3.11
Return Mon, Jan 5 Chennai (MAA) Colombo (CMB) SriLankan Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Colombo to Chennai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 10 Colombo (CMB) Chennai (MAA) SriLankan Airlines $249
Earn $2.49
Return Thu, Jan 15 Chennai (MAA) Colombo (CMB) SriLankan Airlines
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February

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Colombo to Chennai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 4 Colombo (CMB) Chennai (MAA) SriLankan Airlines $249
Earn $2.49
Return Fri, Feb 13 Chennai (MAA) Colombo (CMB) SriLankan Airlines
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Flights to Chennai

Bandaranaike International Airport

The Bandaranaike International Airport is located on Canada Friendship Road, approximately 21 miles from Colombo. Twenty-four airlines serve the airport, including SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Asia and China Eastern Airlines. When you use Orbitz.com to find flights from Colombo to any destination in the world, it's easy to find great deals. The website searches through flights from all of the available airlines to find you an air ticket that fits your travel needs and budget.

Parking and Transportation

The airport has various parking lots available if you need to leave your car while you travel. The terminal car park costs $2.73 per day, and the remote car park costs $1.82 per day. You can also take a taxi to the airport from Colombo. The city has a fleet of over 600 taxicabs, and cab fare to the airport costs approximately $54.52. Buses also run between the city and the airport throughout the day.

Dining at the Airport

The airport has restaurants located in the departure lobby and the transit lounge. These restaurants serve a variety of international foods. The airport also has a café and bar that serves drinks and alcoholic beverages. When you use Orbitz.com to book flights from Colombo, all of your travel arrangements are taken care of before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before you board your plane.

Chennai International Airport

The Chennai International Airport is located on Tirusulam, approximately 9 miles south of downtown Chennai. Numerous airlines service the airport, including British Airways, Air France, Air Canada and Korean Air. The Orbitz.com website makes it easy to find cheap flights to Chennai. The website searches flights from all available airlines to find the best deals on your air ticket.

Transportation From the Airport

The airport has bus services that run from the airport into the city center. Three rail lines also service the airport; however, the elevated trains make a circle around Chennai, so if you decide to travel via train, you'll have to switch to bus transportation once you get closer to the city. If you want access to your own vehicle, you can use the Orbitz.com website to arrange for a rental car.

Weather in Chennai

Chennai has a tropical climate. Temperatures average from the mid-80s to the high 90s throughout the year. While the weather sometimes gets cooler, it's rare for the city to see temperatures below 70º F. December and January are considered peak travel months because the weather isn't unbearably hot. However, you'll save money by traveling during the off-peak travel season. If you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip in February or March, you'll have nice weather and get better deals on your travel expenses.

Highlights and Attractions

Kapaleeshwar Temple, San Thome Church and Crocodile Bank are some of the popular attractions in Chennai. The Orbitz.com website does more than find cheap flights to Chennai. You can use the website to purchase tickets to area attractions or schedule guided tours of the city.

Flight schedule for flights from Colombo to Chennai on Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
SriLankan Airlines/Jet Airways UL173/9W7029 CMB 1:25 AM MAA 7:35 AM 320/73G 6hr 10min
SriLankan Airlines UL121 CMB 7:10 AM MAA 8:30 AM 332 1hr 20min
SriLankan Airlines/Air India UL165/AI510 CMB 7:25 AM MAA 1:25 PM 320/319 6hr 0min
SriLankan Airlines/Jet Airways UL131/9W2751 CMB 7:40 AM MAA 1:30 PM 320/AT7 5hr 50min
SriLankan Airlines UL127 CMB 1:45 PM MAA 3:05 PM 320 1hr 20min
Air India AI274 CMB 4:35 PM MAA 6:00 PM 321 1hr 25min
SriLankan Airlines/Jet Airways UL167/9W2749 CMB 2:05 PM MAA 6:50 PM 320/73H 4hr 45min
SriLankan Airlines UL123 CMB 6:35 PM MAA 7:55 PM 320 1hr 20min
SriLankan Airlines/Jet Airways UL171/9W2736 CMB 6:45 PM MAA 11:30 PM 320/AT7 4hr 45min