Sydney to Colombo By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Sydney, Australia to Colombo, Sri Lanka by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, emissions, route options and much more.

Sydney to Colombo by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Colombo by plane will take about 1 day 11h and departs from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and arrives into Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB). There are flights departing 2-4 times a day on this route. SriLankan Airlines is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing 2-4 times a week.

Quickest air route

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 11h

2-4 times a day

8,802 km

5,470 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

315kg - 515kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: ULSriLankan Airlines
2-4 times a weekAirbus A330-300
Carrier Identifier: SQSingapore AirlinesF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 747-400 Freighter+4 others
Carrier Identifier: MHMalaysia Airlines
Every 2-4 weeksAirbus A330-300+2 others
Carrier Identifier: TGThai Airways
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: AIAir India
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 787-8+1 others
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Sydney to Colombo by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Colombo by ship will take about 33 days 9h and departs from Sydney (AUSYD) and arrives into Colombo (LKCMB). There are vessels departing every 1-2 days on this route. OOCL is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Sydney to Colombo

Port of loading

Port of loading

33 days 9h

Every 1-2 days

13,074 km

8,124 mi.

1 transfer

1 stop

Estimated emissions

919kg - 1.21t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: OOLUOOCL
Every 1-2 weeksOOCL SHANGHAI+28 others
Carrier Identifier: HLCUHapag-Lloyd
Every 1-2 weeksSydney Express+10 others
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
1-2 times a weekCOSCO SINGAPORE+42 others
Carrier Identifier: CMDUCMA CGM
Every 1-2 weeksAPL BOSTON+30 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 1-2 weeksC HAMBURG+38 others
Carrier Identifier: ONEYONE
Every 2-4 weeksCONTI ANNAPURNA+13 others
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