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 Thessaloniki

Book your flights from Thessaloniki with Etihad Airways to hundreds of worldwide destinations and experience exceptional service from a world leading and award winning airline.

Major Airports in Thessaloniki

The main airport for the city is Macedonia Airport, also known as Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG). It is situated 9 miles south east of the city centre, its one large terminal building, split into two floors, serves over 4 million people a year. The airport has excellent facilities including ATM, foreign exchange, and even postal services.

Airport Transportation in Thessaloniki

There is a regular public bus service to Macedonia Airport, take service 78 or 79 from the city centre bus station. However, the route is not direct and you will need to allow a journey time of at least 30 minutes and check the timetable before taking the bus to Macedonia airport. Most hotels operate a pre-booked shuttle bus to Macedonia Airport.

At time of writing, there is no train to Macedonia Airport. The public bus does stop at the railway station. A taxi to Macedonia Airport is probably the most convenient and reliable method of transport, we advise that you pre-book and agree terms before taking a taxi to Macedonia Airport.

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

Etihad Offices in Greece

Athens, Greece
3-5 Kolokotroni & Voulis St.
5th Floor, GR 105 62
(+30210) 3241010
09:00 - 17:00
"El. Venizelos" Athens Intl. Airport, Athens, Greece
Athens Intl. Airport
MTB Office 3/M09
Spata Attiki 190 19
(+30210) 3533994
09:00 - 17:00 (Daily)

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)