Arriving in Colombo

Schedule your flights to Colombo with Etihad Airways and take a trip to a varied, multicultural city with an interesting history of different sovereign nations until Sri Lanka’s independence made it the financial centre of a new nation and it took on a personality of its own.

Plan Your Colombo Holiday

Travel to Colombo during the peak season of December to March if you want to be there for the best weather. It will be hot, but the lack of rain and humidity should make it pleasantly so rather than uncomfortable, and you should book your tickets to Colombo well in advance as this is the most popular time to visit the city. This is the best time for walking around the city and visiting museums and unique combinations of architecture from around the world. The fabulous elephant shows are also worth seeing.

Those looking for cheap hotels in Colombo may wish to consider a wetter holiday during the monsoon season when the city has far fewer local and international travellers. Whenever you are planning to travel be sure to check the popular Etihad Deals section for the best flight deals to Colombo all year round.

Flying from Nairobi

Etihad Airways makes it very easy to book your flights from Nairobi. Fly in comfort and luxury, confident in the quality of service and attention to detail you know you can expect from Etihad.

Major Airports in Nairobi

Nairobi is home to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) which is responsible for handling the bulk of the international air traffic coming to the city. The airport has a single runway and terminal, but is expanding rapidly and is in the process of adding new facilities and a second runway.

Wilson Airport is the second airport located in Nairobi and is responsible for handling most of the domestic flights. Located in the western part of the city, this airport is sometimes used for international flights too.

Airport Transportation in Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is located only 15 km from the city centre. You can take a bus to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from the city centre. The other main option is to travel by taxi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Car hire services are also available at the airport if you want to drive yourself. There is no train to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at present.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Nairobi to Colombo on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Kenya

Nairobi, kenya
Eden Square, Block 1, 1st Floor, Westlands
0809 993 6399
Monday-Friday 0830-1700 Saturday 0830-1200 Sunday closed

Etihad Office in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 26, East Tower, World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
+94 11 4766500
cmbtkt@etihad.ae
8.30 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am-1 pm (Sat & public holidays)