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Kochi to Colombo Flights

Flight information Kochi to Colombo

Cheapest return price last month

₹ 10,532

Direct airlines

2

Flights per week

7

Average flight time, total distance 515 kilometres

1h 10min

Most popular airline last month

SriLankan Airlines

Colombo Bandaranayake, Colombo Ratmalana, Diyawanna Oya and Kelaniya

4 airports

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What you need to know before flying from Kochi to Colombo?

Airport information

Departure

Cochin International Airport (COK)

Kochi Airport PO, Nedumbassery – 683111, Kerala, India

Arrival

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka

Ratmalana Airport (RML)

Ratmalana, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Colombo Airports have direct flights from as many as 9-10 cities, and connecting flights from other Indian cities as well. See list here.

Travelling to Kochi airport

  • Kochi/Cochin airport is located 42 km northeast of the city centre.
  • Travellers can take buses, trains and prepaid/metered taxis from the city to the airport.

Travelling from Colombo airports

  • Colombo’s Bandaranayke Airport is located 32 km north of the city in Katunayake, while Ratmalana Airport lies in Mount Lavinia, 17 km south of Colombo’s city centre.
  • Travellers can take buses, private cars and taxis from the airport to the city.
  • They can also rent cars too. See here and here.

Facilities at Kochi and Colombo airports

  • Cochin airport has duty-free shops, restaurants and cafés, ATMs and banks, and lounges.
  • Colombo’s airports have ATMs, banks, forex and currency exchange services, duty-free shops, restaurants and cafés, lounges, spas, etc.

Tips on how to make the best out of your flight journey from Kochi to Colombo

The average flight time from Kochi to Colombo is 1h 10min, via direct flights. Check out the best things to do in Colombo. Not only does the capital of Ceylon make for a great place for a short getaway, but it is not too heavy on the pocket as well.

Time Difference between Kochi and Colombo

There is no time difference between Kochi, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Weather in Colombo

The months of July-September and December-January are the best times to visit Colombo. The season is relatively dry with little precipitation. The sun is pleasant for outdoor exploration and the average mercury level is around 29-30 degrees Celsius.

Exchange rate

1 Indian Rupee (INR) equals 2.36 Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR). See more here.

Cost of living in Colombo

Travelling from the airport to city centre areas such as Colombo 6 or the Fort Area costs LKR 2,500-3,000, while a bus for the same route costs LKR 110-130. Within the city, a 3 km tuk-tuk (local rickshaw) ride costs LKR 150-200. Inexpensive meals in the city costs LKR 300-1,500. The local street dish of Kottu Rotti costs around LKR 200-3,50. When it comes to beverages, a bottle of beer (popular brand ‘Lion’) costs LKR 240-400.

Mode of payments accepted in Colombo

Travellers will require cash for food, transport, entry tickets to attractions, market purchases - just about everything. Credit cards will only be accepted at the 4/5-star hotels and resorts. Exchange currency in the city, not at the airport.

Best places for your first meal in Colombo

Famous local dishes include all kinds of hoppers – meat, egg, and string are the most famous – Kottu Rotti, Dhal Curry with rice/string hoppers, Sambol and rice, Polos, Lamprais (Dutch), fish curries with rice, etc. Travellers should head to Colombo 07, Colombo 06 and the Fort Area for the best eats in the city.

Documents required to travel from Kochi to Colombo

Passengers travelling from Kochi to Colombo must carry all the documents listed below

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Visa
  • Return flight tickets (sometimes asked by the immigration depending on your visa type)

Major airlines that operate from Kochi to Colombo

Jet Airways flights to Colombo, Air India flights to Colombo, SriLankan Airlines flights to Colombo

FAQ on Flights from Kochi to Colombo

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  • Q3: Which is the cheapest month to book flights from Kochi to Colombo?
    A: Check the bar chart at the top to find the cheapest month to fly from Kochi to Colombo. The chart is based on the next 12 months price data we have.
  • Q4: Should I opt for a travel insurance while flying from of Kochi to Colombo?
    A: It's always safe to travel with a travel insurance.
  • Q5: Should I opt for on board food while travelling from Kochi to Colombo?
    A: Its suggested to opt for on board meals while flying to Colombo.
  • Q6: What is the check in luggage limit in Kochi to Colombo flights?
    A: Generally, 15 kg is the allowed baggage limit for an economy class passenger flying from Kochi to Colombo. Its advised to check your baggage limit that is printed on your ticket as it varies from airline to airline.
  • Q7: What is the hand baggage limit in Kochi to Colombo flights?
    A: 7 to 10 kg is the allowed hand luggage limit while flying from Kochi to Colombo. For most recent updates on the hand luggage weight, contact respective airlines.
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  • Q9: How can I change my Kochi to Colombo travel dates after booking?
    A: Before check-in, the respective flight operator will allow you to change your travel dates. Generally, its chargeable based on the rescheduled date. It is recommended to contact respective airlines to know about the charges.
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Information and Data provided on this page is correct as of Sep 15th, 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.