If you are actually flying from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Istanbul, Turkey or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Colombo and Istanbul, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

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Flight time from Colombo to Istanbul is 10 hours 40 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from CMB to IST is 10 hours 40 minutes (Operated by Turkish Airlines)

The nearest airport to Colombo, is Bandaranayake Airport (CMB) and the nearest airport to Istanbul, is Ataturk Airport (IST)

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Distance from Colombo to Istanbul is approximately 6280 kilometers.

Flights from Colombo to Istanbul • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Colombo arrive at Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Istanbul is served by 2 international airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
Turkish Airlines
10 hrs 40 mins

Flight time from Colombo to Istanbul via Male • CMB to IST via MLE

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Ataturk Airport via Male International Airport, Maldives on Turkish Airlines flight is 11 hours 35 minutes

Turkish Airlines CMB to MLE
1 hr 40 mins
 Waiting Time
1 hr 10 mins
8 hrs 45 mins
Total Duration:
11 hrs 35 mins

Flight time from Colombo to Istanbul via Dubai • CMB to SAW via DXB

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport via Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airline flight is 14 hours 30 minutes

Emirates Airline CMB to DXB
5 hrs
 Waiting Time
4 hrs 35 mins
4 hrs 55 mins
Total Duration:
14 hrs 30 mins

How long does it take to fly from Colombo to Istanbul?

Non-stop flight time from Colombo to Istanbul is around 10 hours 45 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Colombo and Istanbul takes close to 11 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 37 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Colombo to either of the major airports that serves Istanbul.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Colombo - Istanbul flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 55 mins to 23 hrs .

Flight time from Colombo, Sri Lanka to airports near Istanbul, Turkey

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

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
CMB - SAW Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen Airport 10 hrs 45 mins 1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between Colombo and Istanbul

Colombo time is 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of Istanbul

Current time in Colombo, Sri Lanka : Wed, 27 Jan, 2021,
Colombo Timezone: +0530 (+05:30)

07:11 AM

Current time in Istanbul, Turkey :, Wed, 27 Jan, 2021,
Istanbul Timezone: +03 (+03:00)

04:41 AM

CMB to IST Flight - Colombo Airport to Istanbul Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Colombo Airport & Istanbul Airport is given below. Click the map to view Colombo to Istanbul flight path and travel direction.

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