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Cheap Tickets to Colombo

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Colombo Flights

Though Colombo is no longer the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, this vibrant city is still the cultural and financial capital of the island nation. Today, Colombo is a cosmopolitan city known for its inviting boulevards, excellent beaches, and year-round warm weather. Visitors enjoy a wide array of eateries, fun markets, and a growing number of galleries in this multiethnic and multicultural city.

You’ll find plenty to do in Colombo. The long stretch of beach along this coastal city is an excellent place to start your trip, but you’ll also want to stop by the National Museum of Colombo and the Gangaramaya Temple. The Colombo Zoological Gardens is an excellent choice for the kids, while the Galle Face Green Promenade is the perfect place to have a picnic or haggle with the local vendors for trinkets. Meanwhile, the best nightlife of Colombo is actually a short trip out of the city to Mount Lavinia, which offers beaches, restaurants, and enough clubs to satisfy even the most demanding night owl.

Best Time to Travel to Colombo

Peak Season:

In truth, the weather in Colombo is gorgeous all year-round, so it’s always a good time to visit this wonderful city. The city has an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. However, prime beach season kicks off between January and April, so get ready for more crowded tourist spots during this time.

Shoulder Season:

If you’d rather beat the crowds, start looking into flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka, between August and September. The weather is still excellent, but you may be able to get slightly better deals on travel and accommodation.

Off Season:

The south-west monsoon sweeps through Colombo between May and July, so you’ll need to be ready for rain. Usually the rains come fast and hard and leave quickly. This is still a good time to see the city and your best chance to snag cheap flights to Colombo.

Colombo Airport and Transfer Information

Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Distance: 32.5 km north of city centre

The main international airport to Colombo is CMB, which is also commonly known as Colombo International Airport. The airport is located in the suburb of Negombo, north of Colombo.

Some Colombo hotels offer taxi service for a fixed rate, so check with your hotel before your travel dates. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi and try to negotiate your own fixed price. Your cheapest option is to head to the bus station just across from the airport, though you can also rent a car with us in advance, or hire a ubiquitous tri-shaw to take you to the nearby train station.

Online Resources for Travel to Colombo

Colombo offers you so much to see and do, so visit the official Sri Lanka tourism website to help you plan your holiday. Also, it’s always a good idea to check the Department of Meteorology Sri Lanka before you pack.

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Reviews from verified customers

Sep 7, 2019

Only complaint was the entertainment unit had some problems

May 1, 2019

very little leg room

Mar 11, 2019

The Plaza lounge at KL airport is overcrowded and terrible. Anyone can enter if they pay a fee. Did not stay there .... yuk!

Jan 3, 2019

Great airline, as always!

Oct 9, 2018

Uncomfortable seats (neck position), otherwise great!

Aug 24, 2018

Enjoyed the flight

Jul 12, 2018

Was a very cheap flight, but felt comfortable and well looked after.

Apr 27, 2018

A wonderful experience and dedicated and professional staff.

Apr 5, 2018

Uncomfortable seats :(

Feb 26, 2018

Staff very friendly and good at dealing with a difficult customer on our flight

*Based on averages savings on all package bookings made on Expedia.com.au in the period 1 Jan 2017 -30 Jun 2017. Rates & savings subject to selections made and not available on all packages.