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Cheap Flights to Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, or the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is a Southeast Asian country off the southern coast of India. Many visitors book cheap flights to Sri Lanka and land at the Bandaranaike International Airport, the main international airport of Sri Lanka and the hub of SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka’s national carrier. Other travellers also embark on their Sri Lanka trip by booking Sri Lanka flights to Ratmalana Airport in Colombo and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota.

Also called Katunayake Airport or Colombo International Airport, Bandaranaike International Airport is Sri Lanka’s largest and busiest airport. However, it is now undergoing renovations to improve its airport facilities and services. The renovations are expected to be completed in 2020.

Flights to Colombo

Colombo is the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka where most of the government institutions are located. Those who plan on travelling to Sri Lanka usually book cheap flights to Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Airlines that fly from Singapore direct to Colombo are SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and SilkAir. Some other airlines with connecting Sri Lanka flights via Kuala Lumpur are Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air.

Flights to Hambantota

Hambantota is Sri Lanka’s second main hub famous for its wildlife and safaris. It is served by Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, also named Hambantota International Airport. There are no direct flights from Singapore to Hambantota so travellers may book connecting Sri Lanka flights on SriLankan Airlines.

Flights to Kandy

Kandy is a city in central Sri Lanka known for its tea plantations, dense rainforest, and Buddhist sites. Kandy Airport is the proposed domestic airport to serve Sri Lanka’s central province. While the airport is still underway, there are currently no flights to Kandy. Travellers who want to explore the region will have to fly to Colombo, then take a public bus for approximately three hours to reach Kandy.

Why plan a trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is famed for its unspoilt jungles, stunning beaches, wellness retreats, and majestic heritage sites. Whether you’re travelling solo or with a toddler in tow, a Sri Lanka trip will surely be an adventure of a lifetime.

The common jump-off point to any Sri Lanka trip is the capital city of Colombo as it showcases the country’s main sights and sounds. Ride a tuk-tuk and go on a city tour to the top attractions such as the Colombo National Museum, Viharamahadevi Park, and The Independence Square. On your way, munch on kothu rotti, a popular Sri Lankan snack made up of rotti bits mixed with meat, egg and other spices.

Go out of Colombo and see the well-preserved heritage sites for yourself. The most iconic is probably the Sigiriya Rock Fort located in Sigiriya. In this fort lies an ancient civilisation surrounded by some of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Another heritage site worth visiting is the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the centre of Theravada Buddhism for years, this ancient city houses the Abhayagiriya Monastery, Bodhi Tree Temple, and Ruwanwelisaya stupa, to name a few.

Want more adventure? Book a Sri Lanka flights to Hambantota and go on a safari tour to Yala National Park, a sanctuary for leopards, elephants, buffalos, sloth bears, crocodiles, and other wild animals. Want to taste Sri Lanka’s signature Ceylon tea? Head over to Kandy and access the many tea plantations sprawling in the mountains.

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a year-round travel destination with temperatures averaging 27°– 29°C. Do note that rainfall will have different patterns across the country, so take this into account when planning your Sri Lanka trip. The west coast, south coast, and the hill country are best visited from December to March, while the east coast is best visited from April to September.

Sri Lanka travel budget

Sri Lanka uses the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) as their currency. As of 08 June 2019, SGD1 converts to LKR130. On average, expect to spend between LKR3,500 (SGD27) and LKR5,000 (SGD39) per day which already includes everything. Fast-food meals cost around LKR750 (SGD6) and LKR1,500 (SGD12) for meals in a mid-range restaurant. Hotels in Sri Lanka per night typically range from LKR3,400 (SGD26) for budget ones to LKR7,000 (SGD54) for double-occupancy rooms.

Airlines that fly to Sri Lanka

Airline

Type

Arrival Airport

SriLankan Airlines

Direct

Colombo Bandaranaike

Singapore Airlines

Direct

Colombo Bandaranaike

SilkAir

Direct

Colombo Bandaranaike

SriLankan Airlines

Connecting

Hambantota Mattala Rajapaksa

Malaysia Airlines

Connecting

Colombo Bandaranaike

Malindo Air

Connecting

Colombo Bandaranaike

From Singapore, airlines that fly to Sri Lanka directly are SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and SilkAir. You may also take connecting flights on Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air via Kuala Lumpur. To reach the other destinations in Sri Lanka like Hambantota you may take a domestic flight on SriLankan Airlines from Colombo.

Airports in Sri Lanka

The main airports in Sri Lanka are Bandaranaike International Airport and Ratmalana Airport serving the capital city of Colombo and its surrounding areas, and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport serving the city of Hambantota in Mattala in the southern part of Sri Lanka. From Singapore, there are a few airlines offering direct Sri Lanka flights to these airports. Other places in Sri Lanka can be reached via connecting flights on domestic airlines like SriLankan Airlines.

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Information is accurate as of 08 June 2019.

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