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C$ 592 Find cheap flights to Sri Lanka

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Flight from Toronto Pearson Airport to Colombo

FAQs - booking Sri Lanka flights

  • Which airlines operate the most daily flights from Canada to Sri Lanka?

    Singapore Airlines provides the most reliable service out of all the airlines that connect Sri Lanka and Canada. If you want to boost the reliability of buying tickets from Canada to Sri Lanka, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the finest choice to take into account as your departure airport. This airport serves as a hub for a number of airlines that provide international flights to Sri Lanka.

  • Where should one fly to if they wish to enjoy watching games in Sri Lanka?

    Flying into CMB Airport is something you might want to do if you're visiting Sri Lanka and intend to attend local sporting events. The largest and capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo City, is where the majority of the country's stadiums are found. Particularly on weekends, you can watch your favorite regional sporting events at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium and NR Premadasa Sports Pavilion. The existence of the rail system, taxis, buses, and rental cars allows for the accessibility of these stadiums from CMB Airport.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka?

    Canadian citizens need a tourist visa to visit Sri Lanka. For short stays of up to 30 days, you can apply for a tourist visa online. Be aware that the cost for this visa is approximately 6.148 LKR (47 CAD) and your passport has to be valid for 6 months beyond your expected departure from Sri Lanka. If you wish to stay longer, you can apply for the visa directly at a Sri Lankan government facility in Canada.

  • Are there any direct flights to Sri Lanka?

    There are no direct connections between Canada and Sri Lanka, so plan for at least one layover along the way. The national carriers Air Canada and Sri Lankan Airlines offer one-stop flights from major Canadian airports, such as Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). You might also find convenient one-stop flights to Sri Lanka provided by Middle Eastern companies such as Emirates and Qatar Airways, with a layover in their respective hubs.

  • I want to visit Udawalawe National Park. Where should I fly into?

    Udawalawe National Park is located on the south side of the island and is easily accessible from Mawella Lagoon Airport (DIW) in Dickwella. After you arrive at Bandanaraike International Airport in Colombo, you can catch a connecting flight to Mawella Lagoon Airport with the national carrier Cinnamon Air. From there, expect a 1h drive by taxi or car to the national park.

  • How do I get to Sigiriya, the Lion Rock?

    If you want to climb the famous rock and visit the palace ruins at the top, you can fly into Sigiriya Airport (GIU) which is located near the city of Dambulla. A regular bus service connects Dambulla to the Lion Rock and costs 45 LKR (approximately 0.80 CAD). The national carrier Cinnamon Air also offers flights from Bandanaraike International Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

  • How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

    An average direct flight from Canada to Sri Lanka takes 28h 12m, covering a distance of 21797 km. The most popular route is Toronto - Colombo with an average flight time of 19h 35m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Sri Lanka?

    The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,529. The most popular route is Toronto Pearson Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,572.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sigiriya (100% of total searches to Sri Lanka).

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Sri Lanka

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Sri Lanka flight deals.
  • Most flights to Sri Lanka land at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), which serves as the point of arrival. If you wish to connect to some of the well-known cities in Sri Lanka, such Katunayake, Negombo, Minuwangoda, and Kandana, the Bandaranaike International Airport is a perfect place to land.
  • The bulk of business travellers to Sri Lanka prefer to fly through CMB Airport, despite the fact that various airports, like Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) and Castlereigh Reservoir Airport (NUF), offer long-haul flights to the country. Because of its closeness to Colombo City, which doubles as Sri Lanka's capital and contains the majority of the nation's corporate offices, CMB is a well-liked airport for travellers on business trips.
  • Colombo Airport (CMB) can be reached in 4 different ways: by bus, taxi, vehicle, or towncar. The easiest and most economical method to get to Colombo from Colombo Airport is via bus, although it takes longer, 46 minutes. The cab ride, which takes 26 minutes, is the quickest transportation method.
  • Given its history and past, you can find cheap connections from the UK to Sri Lanka. For this reason, many of the cheapest flight routes from Canada to Sri Lanka have a layover at one of London's airports in the UK.
  • The vast majority of international flights to Sri Lanka arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) which is located about 30 km north of the nation's capital, Colombo. Domestic airlines such as Cinnamon Air offer connections to smaller domestic airports across the island.
  • If you are flying from the west coast, the most convenient connection might include a layover at one of Asia's major travel hubs. Consider checking flights with Asian carriers such as Cathay Pacific, offering flights from Vancouver to Colombo with a stop at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).
  • Sri Lanka is still predominantly a cash-based society, even though credit cards should be accepted at mid-range and high-end hotels and restaurants. You can find ATMs and currency exchange offices at the airport and throughout major cities.
  • Sri Lanka's south coast boasts some famous surf spots such as the beaches of Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Weligama. As these beaches are approximately 150 km from Bandanaraike International Airport, consider renting a car at the airport and travelling south on the Southern Expressway (E01).
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Top 5 airlines flying to Sri Lanka

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Canada to Sri Lanka? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 3773 reviews
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The boarding experience was worst ever. Single aerobridge used for boarding and deboarding which led to lot of chaos. Food options were not great. First flight delayed by more than 3 hours which led to missing of the next flight we were stuck at Dubai airport by more than 6 hours

2.0 MediocreAnkur, Jun 2024LHR - DXB
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The boarding experience was worst ever. Single aerobridge used for boarding and deboarding which led to lot of chaos. Food options were not great. First flight delayed by more than 3 hours which led to missing of the next flight we were stuck at Dubai airport by more than 6 hours

Food service must be faster and make vegetarian food in good quality

Superb check in, lounge, boarding and flight experience. On time departure and before time arrival. Couldn’t have asked for more

The first class experience was great but Frankfurt airport is very confusing. Badly signed all round. Boarding was not pleasant and check in staff was arrogant.

Everything was good but I think food choices could've been better

Vegetarian food was unpalatable! Definitely need to look into this. The crew were prompt and helpful and the flight as one would want was uneventful. It was a comfortable flight, with new aircraft more legroom and seating space. Would recommend travel with Emirates to others as well.

Different rules going from Dubai to Ahmedabad vs going from Ahmedabad to Dubai Horrible, only 1 baggage was allowed to carry on and no personal bag, i had to put personal bag inside carry on

My last few flights with Emirates have always been delayed at least a half an hour. When my layover is only an hour and a half to two hours, 30 minutes makes a big difference. I’m going to check out other airlines.

I am going to be just factual, not bad mouthing nor complaining, but this was my experience. With 3 pieces of luggage, I was told the flight from Mumbai to Dubai was cancelled due to flood. This was told not by the airport board which still showed the regular time of departure, but general stuff at the airport. No Emirates stuff around to direct the transfer passengers of the cancelled flights. By the departure counters with crowds of people, one by one, angry, frustrated, urgent conversations were going on. No announcement were made, no postings being seen, just private conversations. I still have 5+ hours of layover, so I let more urgent people settled first. However, the fact that no communication of when, what and where I should go was very unsettling. Basically no time limit waiting means, no meal, no sleep, no step away, no planning, no change plan, no telling of the family what to do. Nobody was able to tell you anything but asked you to wait, no chair, no space, no facility to freshen up. That went on for 10+ (from 5) hour without warnings and accurate communications. Email received from Emirates asked me not to go to Dubai at all, or boarding at the time that was passed. In other words, communication were very untimely, after the fact. That created more confusion instead. After changing several of boarding time, we were given the gate # and a boarding pass. However, the boarding pass still have the original time of boarding, so again, not knowing walking 30 min in the airport to the gate would make you late or not, therefore, still dare not to eat a meal. The flight arriving to Dubai was uneventful and I gave a 4/5 rating. I just thought the layover at Dubai would just cut short from 8+ hours to 2+ hours. At Dubai airport, I saw people sleeping on cardboard, knowing, these people got stranded but they dared to sleep because they know when to board and I didn't. Or these kind of delay are just so normal that people know what to do to pass time. Then the worst service and crazy thing happened. The boarding time on board for LA and at gate A9 was clearly 8:50AM. At 8:40, surprised by not having any boarding activities, then one single staff showed up and said to a few passengers that the boarding would be delayed without a time frame. Since only a few people know, I asked another Emirates staff at another counter, who simply said basically non of his business. I was shocked with that indifferent attitude. Yet every boards I saw show the same boarding time. What kind of system failure was that to prepare delay situation! How confusing and unnecessary chaos and anger that provoke. That poor staff had to repeat himself so many times, answered questions that he had no power nor information to provide nor solved. One an only one stuff to show up for 10 min, leaving the counter non-staff with board showing 8:50AM boarding. This was purely irresponsible from top to bottom of the entire airline operation staff. What kind of leader in a service industry would allow this to happen to their customers. Without explanation, after changing 3 times the boarding times, again, means you should not go to eat a full meal, because, when you found a mob at the gate. People who were stranded for 2 days were afraid of not getting a seat with a full plane. That would not be happening if the airline provide adequate guidance to each person, instead of just having 4 staff yelling at the gate at the same time to "control" the crowd, threatening no boarding and delay boarding. Finally, I was on board, hungry and tired, not sleep for 36 hours. I was denied with a snack of fruit. By the time meal was served, it was an hour later. Half way of the trip, I felt sleep in fetus position and did not want to move, happy I finally could have some shut eyes time. However, when I got up to the bathroom, I felt very light headed. Having sleep deprived, constipated for 3 days, dehydrated, I knew it could happen since my blood pressure usually was low closed to 90/60. Any lower then that, I could have syncope. Sure enough, I was on the floor just 10 feet from my seat and 5 feet to the bathroom. However, nobody called for help. I asked for warm water and juice to hydrate, came only with cold and icy drinks which I wouldn't take. I asked for blankets, one was given. Yet my shivering, needs to cover my head and multiple requests did not hasten to take the two blankets that are at my seat 10 feet away. I waited 10 min for that. While 2-3 staff surrounded me, nobody did the vitals until after 15 min, just the spirometer only of which did not work due to my cold fingers. The first reading was 86 and oxygen was suggested. But another supervising personnel came, fussed over another reading, ignoring my comfort and needs. Seemingly the reading of spirometer was the priority. By then, no oxygen needed. I had this fainting experience before, and I knew how to help myself. However, I was not being listened to but to be told this and that. Finally, I got better and returned to seat. One kind flight attendant said she would check back with me in 15 min. She did not come back. I felt asleep in that fetus position again and this time I woke up with a bad cramp at my left leg. Yet I needed to go to bathroom, the cramp was too bad to walk. So I stepped back to seat. When I tried again the second time, the other front leg got cramp. This time I dare not move but massaged myself. For all these 5-10 min, I called for attention. Attendants passed me by because they were carried with heavy load of blankets and stuff. Nobody answered the light. Then came landing and off board. I was asked by two attendants how I felt. I smiled and said "fine".

Flight got canceled without any prior information and it caused lot of trouble

Overall experience was OK. Seats were truly uncomfortable for such a long flight. Food quality was mediocre at best. The staff was great though!

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

Just money making business. This was my fourth journey with Qatar Airways, year by year the quality of service getting poor. Food is very cheap. They have some low quality alcohol beverages. They don’t have any brandy or cognac. No toilet around the gate lounge. We have to wait until getting to the flight for use toilet.very long standing for entering into the flight. We can see the old passenger suffering.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

I liked the overall service and comfort. The only annoying thing was paying for excess baggage at the airport. They have limited options and they don't take all cards.

Very very bad.. more than 48 hr I didn’t received my baggage yet

I would advice everybody not to fly by Indigo, no entertainment in flight, rude behavior of staff, worst experience of my life

In spite of placing requests for vegetarian food, I didn’t get it because they ran out of stock. According to crew, only fixed number of vegetarian orders will be carried. Typically, they should have checked and served those who had specifically requested. I was one of those to get the food last.

They kept posting delaying flight due to maintenance issues from incoming arrival flight since 10am, the flight is supposed to depart at 3:45pm, after kept delay until 12am, they finally said it’s canceled. What were they doing for the last 13 hours? After 2am, they still don’t find hotel where we can stay. terrible experience!

The crew was very helpful and the aircraft was clean. More attentiveness to us in business class.

The boarding process and flight were great. However, I waited about 40 minutes for my luggage. It did not come up on the designated belt. Instead, everyone’s bags were on a cart. Not sure what the issue was, but we were not informed until another passenger went looking for her bags and found them.

Both flights yesterday, experienced hard landings. Harder than I’ve ever felt before. Im hopeful there was weather involved and not pilot error. Other than the landing, the flight was quite good~

Delayd flight out of atl as always miss my conection in dfw no flight untill next day

lounge was the highlight - seats weren't that comfortable - it was a full flight but no complaints

Their computers were down upon arrival to the airport. They were unable to figure out how to board us. We were delayed over an hour and a half.

We could have left on time. We were an hour late.

Considering the weather issues. It was great. Over all the 13 flights changes

The seats are so small and we are average size people. We paid for emergency row for the leg room but the seats are tiny.

Seat selection screen while online check-in could include free seats to choose from and show the options before we proceed. Currently, it is auto-allocated and there are no options for free seat selections.

Lovely crew - comfortable journey despite it being an older plane.

Online was good boarding also but a child was crying all the way with no intervention from crew member.

1st of all on February 27th Abu Dhabi to Delhi flight the seat wasn't comfortable at all, coming back the Lounge at Abu Dhabi didn't have anything. Than the Food in the flight

Good range of movies but lacking decent tv shows. Wifi was really expensive on this flight, considering flights under 7 hours have a $9.99 USD charge for streaming, to jump up to $24.99 for a 7 hour 40 flight seemed a little bit of a rip off. Staff are inattentive, and really need to improve on the customer experience. The new airport is fantastic, as is the new lounge, a huge upgrade from the old airport and lounge!

It has been a couple of years since I flew with Etihad last, after having a unpleasant experience with them coming out of the pandemic. I can say that the experience has uplifted, but I can’t really rate the service. At Barcelona airport the service was great, with their dedicated Etihad staff very helpful. The onboard experience wasn’t great, not very personalised and it really makes sense why Etihad doesn’t feature in the top 10 2023 Skytrax awards. The crew just seemed to be inattentive and almost absent from the cabin. I felt that I had to keep getting their attention. Even after I’d finished my meal, an hour went by before I had to call them to clear the tray/plate etc.

My wife and I were upgraded to Business Class on our Dublin-Abu-Dhabi flight on the 22nd of January. Being served by "Mariyan" (not too sure about her name, she's from Tunisia) was the real highlight of our flight, she deserves to be working with etihad. We are looking forward to the next upgrade as we are flying back to Dublin on February 01, 2024. If I am not mistaken we have just reached GOLD status as Etihad Guests.

Eine Toilette der Business Class war gesperrt und somit nicht benutzbar.

I WOULD ADVISE NOT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ON KAYAK. THEY SHOW BETTER FARES AND AFTER I BOOKED MINE, I FIND OUT THAT IT DID NOT INCLUDE LUGGAGE. i HAD TO PAY $800 TO CHECK IN MY BAGS.

Food was very good. Again tray could use a non-skid mat. I had a regular seat - comfortable - able to sleep undisturbed. Boarding was uneventful.

Terrible. Flight in the morning was circling in air for 45 min due to weather then rerouted to a location further than the final destination to refuel. Sat on tarmac for almost 2 hrs to refuel. Flight was originally to land at 9:30am, we arrived at 2pm and then waited another 30 “for an agent”. Then afternoon return flight was delayed again 3 times for weather then cancelled. Auto rebooked was for the next evening! Just miserable.

My flight cancelled 3 time and rebooked. It was unexpected for me. Otherwise everything is perfect.

3 delays on my flight. The cabin was cold and noisy.

Boarding was late, but we still made it earlier than scheduled. I still can't understand how a national carrier doesn't offer food or snacks on flights and charge you for them. It's a national carrier of Canada, not some low-cost airline; this shouldn't happen. Friendly crew.

It was fine. Give us free headphones or allow Bluetooth or something, or an app to watch on your phone. Grow up

I have never been on an older or dirtier plane.

Unfortunately my flight experience was poor as my flight was delayed with multiple gate changes. I did not reach my destination until almost midnight. I'm hesitant to fly Air Canada in the future.

Late, almost 3 hours late. I have whiplash from how many times our ETA was changed.

It might have been closer to being on time. Maybe next time I could fly from London to Toronto?

First time with air Canada an we had to wait for our plane due to mechanical problems. I besides that it’s not much different than the other airlines. Maybe if I upgrade to premium economy it might be better. But I’d it worth the xtra money layout..? Like to hear that from other customers.

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