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 Switzerland

Book your flights from Switzerland to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and experience the best in airline service, from booking your reservation to arriving at your destination.

Major Airports in Switzerland

In Geneva, international flights depart from Genève-Aéroport (GVA). The main airport passenger terminal has exceptional restaurants, which include caviar specialists and four Swiss chocolate shops.

Flights depart Zurich from Zurich Airport (ZRH). The terminals host two large shopping and dining centres, with over 80 vendors between them. Zurich Airport is also the home of the Swiss Museum of Transport. It offers ground transportation via shuttle to and from the city centre.

Airport Transportation in Switzerland

The distance to Genève-Aéroport from city centre is approximately 4 km. Travellers can take a bus to Genève-Aéroport from one of seven routes, arriving every 8-15 minutes. A taxi to Genève-Aéroport can be hired from any of 60 locations throughout the city.

A train to Zurich Airport is available via Swiss Federal Railways, which runs throughout the day from 06:30 until 22:30. A taxi to Zurich Airport is available 24 hours per day from the dedicated travel provider, Airport Taxi, or limousines and minibuses can be hired from one of three firms.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Sydney

Book your flights to Sydney with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a destination where shopping, art, culture and entertainment are fused together in one of the most excitingly modern cities in the world.

Plan Your Sydney Holiday

There are countless reasons to travel to Sydney. With a plethora of internationally recognised art galleries and museums, the city is an art enthusiast’s dream destination. Complete with free outdoor shows, the Sydney Festival is the largest arts gathering in Australia. The summer in Sydney proliferates with music, film, and performance events that cater to all tastes. Travellers searching for relaxation and the great outdoors can enjoy the many beaches, national parks and green spaces that Sydney has to inspire you.

The peak season in Sydney runs from January to April and October to December, when the temperature is a steady 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The city can get very crowded especially at festival time. Check the festival calendar and book your tickets to Sydney in advance. The best time to find cheap hotels in Sydney is from May to August, when the temperature averages to 10 degrees Celsius. Visit our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Sydney throughout the year.

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