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

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Flight time from Colombo to Melbourne is 10 hours

Non-Stop flight duration from CMB to MEL is 10 hours (Operated by SriLankan Airlines)

The nearest airport to Colombo, is Bandaranayake Airport (CMB) and the nearest airport to Melbourne, is Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

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Distance from Colombo to Melbourne is approximately 8360 kilometers.

Flights from Colombo to Melbourne • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Colombo arrive at Tullamarine Airport. Melbourne has 1 international airport and 2 medium airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
SriLankan Airlines
10 hrs

Flight time from Colombo to Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur • CMB to MEL via KUL

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Tullamarine Airport via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia on SriLankan Airlines flight is 28 hours 20 minutes

SriLankan Airlines CMB to KUL
3 hrs 45 mins
 Waiting Time
16 hrs 50 mins
7 hrs 45 mins
Total Duration:
28 hrs 20 mins

Flight time from Colombo to Melbourne via Dubai • CMB to MEL via DXB

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Tullamarine Airport via Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airline flight is 39 hours

Emirates Airline CMB to DXB
4 hrs 35 mins
 Waiting Time
20 hrs 55 mins
13 hrs 30 mins
Total Duration:
39 hrs

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

Non-stop flight time from Colombo to Melbourne is around 10 hours 15 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Colombo and Melbourne takes close to 13 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 43 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Colombo to any of the 3 airports in Melbourne.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Colombo - Melbourne 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 1 hr to 24 hrs .

Airlines operating flights between Colombo and Melbourne

Colombo time is 5 hours 30 minutes behind Melbourne

Current time in Colombo, Sri Lanka : Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Colombo Timezone: +0530 (+05:30)

05:11 AM

Current time in Melbourne, Australia :, Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Melbourne Timezone: AEDT (+11:00)

10:41 AM

CMB to MEL Flight - Colombo Airport to Melbourne Airport Flight Route Map

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

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A list of major Cities/Airports around the world is given below. Click on any of the airport names given below to find the flight distance from Colombo to those airports.