Flights To Colombo

Cheap Flights to Colombo

Used to be known as the ‘garden city of the East’, Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka and the largest city in the country. Its complex history, fascinating nature of the Indian Ocean, and the gift of local arts make Colombo one of Asia’s gem, a mixture of ancient colonial ruins and modern lifestyle.

Colombo’s geography is a mix of land and sea. Its long history of colonialism has influenced the city’s landmarks, which is characterized by many old buildings with colonial design. However, its cosmopolitan area boasts luxury shops, fine dining experience, artsy galleries, and a little more exploration of the local culinary scene.

There are two airports operating in Colombo, namely Bandaranaike International Airport and Ratmalana Airport to connect the city internationally.

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Bandaranaike International Airport is located around 32.5 km from Colombo city center. Accessing this airport is easy since it offers different modes of transportations for travelers. The first option would be public bus 187-E3 that will take tourists from the airport’s parking lot to the city’s bus station within 1 hour. An inter-terminal airport shuttle service is available to take you from the terminal to the airport’s bus station within 15 minutes of driving. However, the quickest and easiest method is by using a taxi that costs from LKR 6.900 (SGD 51.95) to LKR 21.500 (SGD 161.88).

Bandaranaike International Airport is the main hub for several airlines carriers including Srilankan Airline and local carrier Cinnamon Air. Other major carriers that serve direct flights from Singapore to Bandaranaike Airport include Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, and Etihad Airways.

Ratmalana Airport (RML)

Formerly serving as the only international air hub in Colombo, Ratmalana Airport is now the main domestic airport located just about 15 km south of the city center. The airport has Silk Route and Business Lounge that is accessible for 24 hours. At the moment, Ratmalana Airport focuses on serving private international flights and low-cost carrier. The air hub is operating two terminals; Terminal 1 is used for international corporate jets and domestic, and Terminal 2 that serves international-regional flights.

Getting in and out the airport is only doable by hiring a car rental or taxi. The cost for tariff starts at around LKR 660 (SGD 4.97) for a trip within 12 km distance. Ratmalana Airport mostly flies chartered carrier both domestic and international routes.

Best Month to Visit Colombo

Colombo has a tropical monsoon climate and a slight influence of the tropical forest climate. The average temperature falls between 26 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius, with a high humidity level and is fairly warm throughout the year. However, one thing to keep in mind before visiting Colombo is n the precipitation levels.

The heavy monsoon season usually starts from the end of May to September, which also marks high precipitation. The rainy season is considered to be the city’s off-season. Visiting Colombo during this period allows you to get the best hotel fares and flights. However, it’s best to take an umbrella with you everywhere.

The best month to visit Colombo is between the month of January and March. This period is Colombo’s sunniest days and regarded as the city’s peak season. It is the best time to soak in the sun or take a city history tour. You can also enjoy the Duruthu Perahera Festival during this period.

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Frequently asked questions

There are 4 airports in Colombo: Colombo Bandaranayake, Colombo Ratmalana, Diyawanna Oya, and Kelaniya.
Delta, Gulf Air, SkyUp Airlines, Oman Air, Singapore Airlines, KLM, SilkAir and Air New Zealand all fly direct to Colombo.
The cheapest month to fly to Colombo is March.

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