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 Johannesburg

Book your flights from Johannesburg to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the best comfort available over the African skies.

Major Airports in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s major airport is the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in the outskirts of the city. The airport is the largest in South Africa receiving flights from all corners of the globe clearing approximately 17 million passengers annually. Most domestic flights to and from favourite destinations within the country also use this airport.

Airport Transportation in Johannesburg

The airport’s location makes it easy for passengers to connect to their accommodation and back. There are several options with a train to OR Tambo International Airport connecting to the Sandton area and Pretoria. The train station is located between terminus A and B on the airports upper level. A taxi to OR Tambo International Airport is also available from anywhere in the city centre. A bus to OR Tambo International Airport from the city centre takes just a short time and so is the ride in a taxi to OR Tambo International Airport. Taxis are more convenient if you know your way around or are travelling in the company of a local.

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

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Four Commerce Square, 39 Rivonia Road (corner Helling)
Sandhurst, Sandton
P.O. Box 55598, Northlands 2116
0861-ETIHAD (within South Africa), +27-11-3439140 (from outside South Africa)
jnbtkt@etihad.ae
8:30am - 5pm (Mon to Fri) closed Sat,Sun & Public Holidays
Capetown
0861-384423 (Johannesburg)

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)