Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Sri Lanka (Colombo) (from: Melbourne)

The average price to go to Sri Lanka (Colombo) from Melbourne airport is $ 994 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 805 (in march) and $ 1371 (in january), which is a saving of $ 189 or a surplus of $ 377 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $702 to $756 and it is generally more economical to leave on a wednesday and return on a wednesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Sri Lanka (Colombo) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Melbourne-Sri Lanka (Colombo) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 66783 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Sri Lanka (Colombo) from Melbourne and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in march, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 805, saving $ 189 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 994). Conversely, january will be the most expensive ($ 1371).

Flight Melbourne-Sri Lanka (Colombo): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Average price Our opinion
January $ 1371
very high price
February $ 1009 fair price
March $ 805
very good price
April $ 988 fair price
May $ 808 good price
June $ 949 good price
July $ 995 fair price
August $ 852 good price
September $ 1047 fair price
October $ 922 good price
November $ 885 good price
December $ 1290 high price

Price breakdown to travel from Melbourne to Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Melbourne to Sri Lanka (Colombo) range from $540 to $1619. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $540 to $594), 1% at the maximum price (from $1565 to $1619). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $756 to $810 (11% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Melbourne->Sri Lanka flight

There are 7 companies that serve Melbourne from Sri Lanka (Colombo) airport: SriLankan Airlines, Airasia X, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar and Qantas.

Data analysis:

Of the 66783 flights analyzed in previous years, SriLankan Airlines was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (45% of the time) on the Melbourne->Sri Lanka route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Melbourne-Sri Lanka (Colombo) flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 187 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Melbourne-Sri Lanka (Colombo) flights departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $17. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $21.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Sri Lanka (Colombo) to Melbourne departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday for your return date, you will save an average of $31. Conversely, departing from Sri Lanka (Colombo) on a friday may cost you an additional $27.

Top prices Melbourne-Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Round tripDatesPrice
Melbourne → Colombo04-02 to 26-02-2024$ 536 
Melbourne → Colombo05-03 to 26-03-2024$ 556 
Melbourne → Colombo14-03 to 31-03-2024$ 622 
Melbourne → Colombo03-05 to 08-05-2024$ 529 
Melbourne → Colombo02-06 to 23-06-2024$ 502 
Melbourne → Colombo06-07 to 27-07-2024$ 572 
Melbourne → Colombo14-07 to 21-07-2024$ 530 
Melbourne → Colombo03-08 to 25-08-2024$ 502 
Melbourne → Colombo04-10 to 11-10-2024$ 630 
Melbourne → Colombo05-10 to 11-10-2024$ 624 

When to book your flight Melbourne - Sri Lanka (Colombo) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 4 to 5 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 0 to 1 month in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Melbourne-Sri Lanka flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a tuesday.

What month are you going to Sri Lanka (Colombo)?

We specifically give you the best time to buy your plane ticket and the right price to pay based on your departure month:

january february march april may june july august september october november december

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Melbourne to Sri Lanka (Colombo), it is recommended to buy it 4 to 5 months before departure (it is then on average 949 $, which is a saving of 45 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 0 to 1 month in advance, you will pay the full price (337 $ more than the average price).

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, tuesday is the day when plane tickets for Melbourne->Sri Lanka are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a tuesday, you will save $5. Conversely, by buying it on a sunday, you may end up paying $9 more.

Melbourne to Sri Lanka (Colombo): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
December 2023$ 1384
$749 to $2833
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January 2024$ 1303
$659 to $2014
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February 2024$ 775
$536 to $976
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March 2024$ 778
$524 to $1023
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April 2024$ 1042
$682 to $1331
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May 2024$ 828
$529 to $1533
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June 2024$ 968
$502 to $1409
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July 2024$ 955
$530 to $1282
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August 2024$ 884
$500 to $1834
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September 2024$ 845
$534 to $1046
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October 2024$ 865
$624 to $925
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November 2024$ 971
$793 to $1596
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, january, february, march, july, september and october are cheaper to travel to Sri Lanka (Colombo). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!

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