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 London

Book your flights from London to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways. We ensure exceptional service from the time of reservation until your arrival at your destination.

Major Airports in London

Six international airports serve London with Heathrow (LHR) being the largest. Heathrow has five passenger terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other, while free trains and buses serve 4 and 5.

The Gatwick Airport (LGW) is London’s second largest airport with two terminals, which are connected by a free shuttle service for passengers.

Airport Transportation in London

A taxi to Heathrow Airport from central London typically takes between 50 and 75 minutes. If you’re getting a train to Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express takes between 15 and 32 minutes depending on the terminal you need. Alternatively, you can get a bus to Heathrow Airport, which stops between Terminals 1 and 3. The station is open 24 hours and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.

A taxi to Gatwick Airport will take close to 65 minutes while a train to Gatwick Airport takes 30 minutes. You can also catch a bus to Gatwick Airport. The trip lasts 1 hour 5 minutes.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from London 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)