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 Australia

It is easy to book your flights from Australia to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy a first class experience while you travel.

Major Airports in Australia

In the capital city of Canberra, flights arrive and depart from Canberra International Airport (CBR). The single terminal has recently been renovated, expanding the check-in counters from 16 to 44, as well as installing additional screening areas and four additional baggage carousels. Both short and long-term parking is within close proximity.

Flights from Sydney depart from Sydney Airport (SYD), also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport. Sydney Airport is one of the oldest operational airports in the world and the busiest in Australia. There are 3 operating passenger terminals. Driving time is about 12 minutes from Canberra city centre, depending on traffic.

Airport Transportation in Australia

Taking a taxi to Canberra Airport is the primary method of transport. There is also a coach service that operates during the week, allowing passengers to take a bus to Canberra Airport from certain locations.

A train terminal located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 makes it possible for passengers to take a train to Canberra Airport in about 10 minutes from the city centre.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Rockhampton

Book your flights to Rockhampton and prepare to discover the beauty of Australia’s vistas and culture from bull riding to art and music performances.

Plan Your Rockhampton Visit

There are numerous attractions and countless reasons to travel to Rockhampton. So whether you are a fan of exciting cattle ranches or the cultural history of the aboriginals and European settlers, you will have plenty to do. For fauna and flora enthusiasts there is the Rockhampton Zoo and the Botanic Gardens, which are worth a visit. Alternatively, you can head to the Archer Park Rail Museum for a taste of the city’s rail transport history. You can also learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the city at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre before enjoying the nightlife and music at one of the local restaurants.

There is plenty to do in Rockhampton all year round, but the best time to visit is in the months of April, May, and October when the weather is most pleasant. As this is peak season, booking your tickets to Rockhampton in advance is highly recommended. Travel during the off-season and you will find some great cheap hotels in Rockhampton. Look through our Deals section for flight deals to Rockhampton.

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Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays

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)