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 Ireland

Book your flights from Ireland to hundreds of worldwide destinations with Etihad Airways and experience exceptional comfort and luxury aboard our brand new aircrafts, each equipped with cutting edge in-flight entertainment systems.

Major Airports in Ireland

Ireland features four international airports and seven regional airports, though the relatively modest size of the Isle limits the need for domestic air travel. Of Ireland’s approximately 4.5 million inhabitants, roughly a third live within the city of Dublin and the surrounding areas, so it comes as no surprise that Dublin Airport (DUB) is the primary airport for international and domestic air travel. Opened in 1940, Dublin Airport’s two terminals service in excess of 19 million passengers each year.

Airport Transportation in Ireland

Dublin Airport is located just 10 kilometres from Dublin city centre, and is serviced by over 1,000 buses and coaches each day. Travellers can take the bus to Dublin Airport and into the city for a modest ticket price. The trip takes approximately half an hour, depending on traffic. A taxi to Dublin Airport is also available, though at greater cost with no real change in travel time. At the present time, there are no direct trains to Dublin Airport.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Emerald

Book your flights to Emerald with Etihad Airways for a wonderful holiday that begins right from the moment you take off. A mix of natural beauty and rich heritage, Emerald has something of interest for everyone.

Plan Your Emerald Holiday

The country town offers many attractions that would entice tourists to travel to Emerald. The Gemfields are a short distance from Emerald and, being one of the world’s largest sapphire fields, is a popular stop for visitors to Emerald. The Emerald Station building is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Central Highlands. With an entry arch decorated with intricate iron work, the Station Building is a tourist spot that is not to be missed.

Emerald welcomes tourists throughout the year. It is recommended to book your tickets to Emerald in advance to ensure that you get your preferred holiday dates. August is one of the best months to visit Emerald and partake in the Central Highland Multicultural Festival. Given its large tourist population, Emerald offers many options for accommodation and finding cheap hotels in Emerald is not difficult. Be sure to visit the Etihad Airways Deals section to find some great flights deals to Emerald.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo 01
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