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 Cairo

Book your flights from Cairo to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy our gourmet meals and latest in-flight entertainment systems while you fly.

Major Airports in Cairo

Cairo International Airport (CAI) is the busiest airport in Egypt and the second-busiest in all of Africa. The airport has four terminals. Terminal 2 has been closed since 2010 for renovation while Terminal 3 opens for pilgrimage once every year. You can commute between Terminals 1 and 3, which are 3km apart, by a free Cairo Airport Authority shuttle bus. All international airlines operate from Terminal 1.

Airport Transportation in Cairo

The Cairo international Airport is situated around 15 kilometres from the city. You can hop on to a bus to Cairo International Airport run by the Airport Bus Service from Tahrir Square, Mohandessin and Giza. The journey takes about 60 minutes.

A taxi to Cairo International Airport can be hired on a fixed fee basis. The journey is about an hour long but can take more time during traffic rush hour. You can also hire limousines if you prefer more comfort. There is no train to Cairo International Airport, so you will need to travel by road.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Cairo to Colombo on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
City Stars
Star Capital 8, Ground Floor, Unit 3
Nasr City
+202 16918 (Short number)
caitkt@etihad.ae
9 am-4 pm (Sun-Thu)

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)