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 Edinburgh

Book your flights from Edinburgh with Etihad Airways to any of our hundreds of destinations worldwide and experience luxurious aircraft and outstanding service always.

Major Airports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is your gateway to the world. It is located just 7 miles from the city centre. There are several shops at the airport as well as numerous cafes. The airport has two onsite full service restaurants as well. There is duty free shopping available for international travellers and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire airport for all passengers.

Airport Transportation in Edinburgh

A great way to get to the airport is via the express bus to Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) that runs from Waverly Bridge in the heart of downtown. There is also a public night bus N22 that runs from Waverly Station to the Airport. The trip takes about 30 minutes. You can also catch the bus at Hayward Station if that is more convenient. Currently there is no train to Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) but there may be in the near future so be sure to check before you leave. You can always take a taxi to Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) if you don’t mind paying extra.

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