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

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Flight time from Colombo to London is 11 hours 55 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from CMB to LHR is 11 hours 55 minutes (Operated by Malaysia Airlines)

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The nearest airport to Colombo, is Bandaranayake Airport (CMB) and the nearest airport to London, is London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Distance from Colombo to London is approximately 8720 kilometers.

Flights from Colombo to London • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Colombo arrive at London Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, London Gatwick Airport or Stansted Airport. London is served by 4 international airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
Malaysia Airlines
11 hrs 55 mins
11 hrs 55 mins
Air Canada
11 hrs 55 mins
British Airways
13 hrs 20 mins
SriLankan Airlines
13 hrs 25 mins

Flight time from Colombo to London via Dubai • CMB to LHR via DXB

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to London Heathrow Airport via Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airline flight is 14 hours 35 minutes

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

Flight time from Colombo to London via Doha • CMB to LHR via DOH

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to London Heathrow Airport via Doha Airport, Qatar on Qatar Airways flight is 24 hours 45 minutes

Qatar Airways CMB to DOH
5 hrs 15 mins
 Waiting Time
11 hrs 55 mins
7 hrs 35 mins
Total Duration:
24 hrs 45 mins

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

Non-stop flights from Colombo to London takes anywhere between 11 hours to 14 hours based on the airline you choose.

Fastest one-stop flight between Colombo and London takes close to 14 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 40 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Colombo to any of the 4 airports in London.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Colombo - London 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 45 mins to 24 hrs .

Flight time from Colombo, Sri Lanka to airports near London, United Kingdom

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

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
CMB - LBA Leeds, Leeds/bradford Airport 24 hrs 1 Stop
CMB - LCY London, London City Airport 14 hrs 10 mins 1 Stop
CMB - MAN Manchester, Manchester Airport 15 hrs 20 mins 1 Stop
CMB - BHX Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport 14 hrs 25 mins 1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between Colombo and London

Colombo time is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of London

Current time in Colombo, Sri Lanka : Sun, 24 Jan, 2021,
Colombo Timezone: +0530 (+05:30)

07:07 PM

Current time in London, United Kingdom :, Sun, 24 Jan, 2021,
London Timezone: GMT (+00:00)

01:37 PM

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CMB to LHR Flight - Colombo Airport to London Airport Flight Route Map

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

Find flying time from Bandaranayake Airport or Colombo or any other airport or city in Sri Lanka to various other destinations around the world using this flight time calculator.

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