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 United Kingdom

Book your flights from the United Kingdom to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the in-flight features that have made us one of the world’s favourite airlines.

Major Airports in the United Kingdom

In London, international flights arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). With the largest number of passengers of any airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world and has five passenger terminals.

From Manchester, flights leave Manchester Airport (MAN), formerly referred to as Ringway Airport. The three passenger terminals have many duty free shops and restaurants, but travellers with more time can visit the Concorde Experience and see the famous supersonic passenger jet on a guided tour.

Airport Transportation in the United Kingdom

From London, you can take a train to Heathrow Airport in around 50 to 60 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest method of travel, taking about 15 minutes from London Paddington station. You can also take a taxi to Heathrow Airport with a travel time of about one hour.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take a bus to Manchester Airport with variable travel times according to the route and the original destination.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Canberra

Book your flights to Canberra with Etihad Airways and travel in the unsurpassed luxury of our award-winning service.

Plan Your Canberra Holiday

There is a host of reasons to travel to Canberra, especially for those visitors interested in the city’s history and modern architecture. Take a trip to the Canberra Museum and Gallery with its wide array of historical and visual arts, and learn about Australia’s political history at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. For those looking for more adventure you can view the city from above by taking a hot air balloon and see the natural landscape of the surrounding hills.

Canberra’s peak season is during the summer months of December to February when the lakesides will be busy with local holidaymakers. We recommend you reserve your tickets to Canberra well in advance if travelling at this time, particularly if planning to attend one of the myriad of festivals held in February. While this is the busiest time of year, Australia’s capital is more than welcoming throughout the entire year. For cheap hotels in Canberra, consider travelling off-peak season, when it is still warm and dry. Check our popular Deals section for flight deals to Canberra.

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Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XZ
0845 608 1225
0500-2130Hrs Daily - Ticket desk: Terminal 4 - Zone C
Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
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Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
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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)