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 Manchester

Book your flights from Manchester with Etihad Airways and enjoy our excellent and attentive service, ensuring you travel in comfort and style.

Major Airports in Manchester

Manchester and the surrounding areas are served by Manchester Airport (MAN). Manchester Airport is located approximately 14 km from the city and has three terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are about a 15 minute walk apart and are linked by travelators, and Terminal 3 is linked to Terminal 1 by a walkway. Terminal 3 handles domestic flights whilst the other terminals are for international journeys. The airport facilities are good, including an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, and comfortable lounges. It even has the unique feature of an aviation viewing park for enthusiasts and visitors.

Airport Transportation in Manchester

Getting to Manchester Airport is possible with relative ease. Taking a bus to Manchester Airport is one option; there are a number of buses which run from various locations to and from the airport on a regular basis. There is also a train to Manchester Airport from the city centre. Taxis to Manchester Airport are frequent and available, with a journey time of around 35 minutes from the city.

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

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
$ADDR1
Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
MON/WED/FRI/SUN 05:.30-09:30HRS TUE/THUR/SAT 17:00-20:00HRS

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)