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 Washington

Book your flights from Washington D.C. to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and surround yourself with the absolute best in airline travel. Our state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment, impeccable dining and spacious cabins ensure you have never experienced a journey quite like this.

Major Airports in Washington D.C.

Local and International flights into Washington D.C. are primarily serviced by three major airports in the district. The closest and most convenient of these is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is located a mere 4.8 km from city centre. The airport opened in 1941 and was a replacement for Hoover Field, an airport so small that its runways crossed city streets, and had to be manned by guards to halt automobile traffic during plane landing and take-off.

Airport Transportation in Washington D.C.

The most convenient ground transport option is the train to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, provided by the Washington Metro Yellow and Blue lines. A bus to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is available when the train is not running. If you need greater timing flexibility, you can also hail a taxi to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, though at a greater cost than the other available alternatives.

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

Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - 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)