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 Queenstown

Book your flights to Queenstown with Etihad Airways and prepare to enjoy a destination that provides breath-taking scenery and exciting outdoor sports in a truly cinematic landscape. Whatever your interests, Queenstown has an attraction to make your holiday experience unique and memorable.

Plan Your Queenstown Holiday

The list of reasons to travel to Queenstown is endless. Lovers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit can see the location where the movie was filmed, while those who crave excitement can experience sky diving and skiing. In the warmer months, summer cruises and jet-ski excursions are attractive options. If you would prefer a more subdued holiday, there are many gorgeous hiking trails and some of the best scenic drives in the world.

Avid skiers should book tickets to Queenstown during the winter months; June to August. If you plan to visit Queenstown during this period, we recommend you book your tickets several months in advance. Cheap hotels in Queenstown are readily available during the off-peak months, when thinner tourist crowds allow for a much more peaceful holiday. Remember to take a look at what’s on offer in our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Queenstown.

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