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 Sunshine Coast

When it comes to safety, efficiency and comfort, there is no better way to get to Australia’s Sunshine Coast than with Etihad Airways.

Plan Your Trip to the Sunshine Coast

Do you want to know what Australia’s Sunshine Coast offers to men and women who fly to the land Down Under? It is magnificent beaches. Seemingly endless beaches stretch for miles and miles around the beautiful city. The most popular beaches for travelers to the Sunshine Coast are Noosa Main Beach, Maroochydore, Kawana Waters and Kings Beach in Caloundra.

On top of a little sun, a number of tourists catch flights to the Sunshine Coast to soak up some culture. Popular destinations include Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, UnderWater World marine park, the Buderim Ginger Factory and the Majestic Theatre at Pomona. Sports fans also travel to the amazing city for the Mooloolaba Triathlon and the Noosa Triathlon, as well as the annual Sunshine Coast Marathon. Meanwhile, the extraordinary golf courses, such as Pelican Waters, Palmer Coolum Resort and Horton Park, are said to be among the best in the world. To top it all off, the Sunshine Coast is home to five national parks that are each marvelous.

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