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 Wellington

Be sure to book your flights to Wellington with Etihad Airways to guarantee yourself a luxurious and relaxing flight. Once on the ground, immerse yourself in Wellington’s breath-taking scenery and interesting blend of cultures.

Plan Your Wellington Visit

The best time of year to travel to Wellington is from September to April when the bulk of the city’s cultural festivals take place. The city is filled with numerous attractions including museums, botanical gardens and picturesque mountain ranges. Wellington also features the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the first treaty between the native population and the British Empire was signed, as well as the Treaty House, the residence originally built for Wellington’s first British resident and his family. Wellington also features a thriving film and theatre scene for travellers seeking a bit of cultured diversion.

Etihad Airways offers various flight deals to Wellington throughout the year, though travellers may wish to book their tickets to Wellington between late spring and early fall to coincide with the best local festivals. If cultural celebration doesn’t appeal to you, it is fairly simple to find cheap hotels in Wellington during the off-season. The temperatures are fairly mild never dropping to less than zero degrees Celsius.

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