Given below is the flight time from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Chennai, India. Flight time calculator to calculate time taken to reach Chennai from Colombo by air. The nearest airport to Colombo is Bandaranayake Airport (CMB) and the nearest airport to Chennai is Chennai International Airport (MAA)


Flight time from Colombo to Chennai is 1 hour 15 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from CMB to MAA is 1 hour 15 minutes (Operated by SriLankan Airlines)

Non-stop flight time is between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes.

Quickest one-stop flight takes close to 5 hours. However, some airlines could take as long as 31 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

Non-stop flight time from Sri Lanka (CMB) to India (MAA) by different airlines

Most of the flights by major airlines departing from Colombo arrive at Chennai International Airport, the major airport in Chennai

1 hour 15 minutes SriLankan Airlines  SriLankan Airlines
1 hour 20 minutes British Airways  British Airways
1 hour 20 minutes LAPA  LAPA
1 hour 20 minutes Alitalia  Alitalia
1 hour 30 minutes Air India Express  Air India Express

Number of Airports in Chennai : 1 International Airport  
Number of Airports in Colombo : 1 International Airport

Distance Between Colombo, Sri Lanka & Chennai, India is 650 Kilo Meters

Flight time from Colombo to Chennai via Kuala Lumpur • CMB to MAA via KUL

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Chennai International Airport via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia on Malaysia Airlines flight is 22 hours 40 minutes

Malaysia Airlines CMB to KUL
3 hrs 45 mins
 Waiting Time
15 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 45 mins
Total Duration:
22 hrs 40 mins

Flight time from Colombo to Chennai via Madurai • CMB to MAA via IXM

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Chennai International Airport via Madurai Airport, India on Air India Limited flight is 23 hours 25 minutes

Air India Limited CMB to IXM
1 hr
 Waiting Time
21 hrs
1 hr 25 mins
Total Duration:
23 hrs 25 mins

Flight time from Colombo, Sri Lanka to airports near Chennai, India

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Bandaranayake Airport, Colombo to airports nearest to Chennai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
CMB - BLR Bangalore, Bengaluru International Airport 1 hr 20 mins Non-Stop
CMB - TRZ Trichy, Trichy Airport 1 hr Non-Stop

Airlines operating flights between Colombo and Chennai

Time in Colombo and Chennai are the same

Current time in Colombo, Sri Lanka : Fri, 16 Apr, 2021,
Colombo Timezone: +0530 (+05:30)

04:01 PM

Current time in Chennai, India :, Fri, 16 Apr, 2021,
Chennai Timezone: IST (+05:30)

04:01 PM

Flight Time between Colombo & Chennai • CMB - MAA Flight Duration

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CMB to MAA Flight - Colombo Airport to Chennai Airport Flight Route Map

The airports map below shows the location of Colombo Airport & Chennai Airport. Know the flight direction and Colombo to Chennai flight path

Colombo - Lat: 7.1808, Long: 79.8841
Chennai - Lat: 12.9814, Long: 80.1641

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