Arriving in 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.

Flying from Sri Lanka

You can take flights from Sri Lanka to many destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy the advantages of a high quality flying experience from the time you make your reservation until you arrive at your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Sri Lanka

Reserve your flights from Sri Lanka and fly from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The airport is in the city of Hambantota and is 35km from the city of Colombo. Both Terminals 1 and 2 serve international passengers, while the third terminal operates exclusively for domestic services. As the main airport in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Airport has excellent road and rail links. Ratmalana International Airport (RML) also offers international flights from Colombo itself.

Airport Transportation in Sri Lanka

Trains to Bandaranaike Airport can be accessed using the Airport Express Rail, which runs directly from the centre of Colombo. You can catch a shuttle bus to Bandaranaike Airport from some hotels so be sure to enquire when you book. The extensive public bus system in Colombo does run to the airports, but you may prefer to hire a taxi to Bandaranaike Airport, which will take only 13 minutes from Colombo city centre via the new, high-speed Katunayake Expressway.

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Interested in Sydney? Consider 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.

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