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 Uganda

Book your flights from Uganda to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and redefine your understanding of luxury in air travel. Our state-of-the-art airliners and world-renowned level of customer service will ensure that your vacation begins from the moment you set foot on the plane.

Major Airports in Uganda

There are 46 airports in Uganda, but only 5 feature paved runways. The primary airport for international travel is Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which was built in 1928 and was originally used by English RAF Reconnaissance biplanes. Since that time, Entebbe International Airport has grown considerably, servicing over 1.2 million international travellers each year.

Airport Transportation in Uganda

Entebbe International Airport is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, one of the African Great Lakes, and is approximately 41km southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. While there is not a bus to Entebbe International Airport, there is a good selection of taxis available. We recommend obtaining a ‘Special Hire’ taxi to Entebbe International Airport, which can get you to there, from Kampala, in just under 45 minutes. There is currently no train to Entebbe International Airport.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Christchurch

Book your flights to Christchurch with Etihad Airways and take the stress out of air travel. Use your time in the air to rest, conserving your energy to embrace all that Christchurch has to offer.

Plan Your Christchurch Holiday

Travel to Christchurch and see how spectacular landscapes and temperate weather combine to make this city a nature-lover’s paradise. Nearly any outdoor activity you can think of is available; from sky diving to white-water rafting, paragliding to jet-boating, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, fishing, golfing, cycling and rock climbing. The sheer number of attractions ensures you will barely have time to catch your breath. Fortunately Christchurch offers plenty of amenities for relaxation as well, including the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and three expansive beaches.

With numerous local festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year, there’s never a bad time to visit the city. The best time to book your tickets to Christchurch is during the mild summer months between November and March. Bargain hunters looking for cheap hotels in Christchurch may want to adjust their vacation to align with the off-peak winter months. Remember to check the Deals section of our website for the best flight deals to Christchurch.

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