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 South Africa

Book your flights from South Africa to hundreds of countries around the globe and enjoy the world-class hospitality and unmatched luxury of Etihad Airways.

Major Airports in South Africa

There are two major airports in South Africa. The first is O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), located just outside Johannesburg, the second is Cape Town International Airport (CPI), 12 miles from the city of Cape Town.

Airport Transportation in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport is easily accessible by rapid transit bus. You can also take a taxi to Cape Town International Airport as a quick alternative.

You can take the train to O. R. Tambo International Airport from Sandton Station in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district. There are also five public bus lines that run on a regular basis if you wish to take a bus to O. R. Tambo International Airport. Tambo International is a major hub of transportation to all of the surrounding towns and sights in South Africa. If you prefer, you can take a taxi to O.R. Tambo International Airport, there are several companies to choose from, each with friendly drivers looking to provide a good service.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Melbourne

Book your flights to Melbourne with Etihad Airways and enjoy this destination where outdoor living and excellent shopping form a busy yet relaxed destination. There’s plenty of culture in Melbourne alongside modern art and performance.

Plan Your Melbourne Holiday

There is certainly plenty to see and do when you travel to Melbourne, as well as the chance to sit back and relax. Just outside the city is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, an afternoon attraction where you can see penguins walk down to the beach and even walk amongst them. Nature is never far away in this green city.

Melbourne’s summer runs from December to February, when temperatures rise and the city is warm. Melbourne can also be enjoyed in the spring and autumn, as leaves on the park trees change colour beautifully. Reserve your tickets to Melbourne with the weather in mind, as swimming in the sea is best in the summer. Finding cheap hotels in Melbourne will not be a problem, due to the many types of accommodation on offer in the city and suburbs. Flight deals to Melbourne are available throughout the year, so be sure to check our Deals section before confirming your holiday.

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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)