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 Durban

Book your flights from Durban with Etihad Airways. Etihad serves hundreds of destinations around the world and provides every passenger luxurious aircraft and exemplary service from the moment you book your flight to the time you reach your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Durban

The newly opened King Shaka International Airport (DUR) was finished just in time for the 2010 World Cup. It is located 22 miles north of the city center and boasts a good assortment of shopping opportunities. From fashion accessories to candy to bestselling books you are sure to find what you are looking for at the airport. The terminal also is home to several cafes for the traveller in a rush but looking for a quick snack. The airport also has a currency exchange and post office.

Airport Transportation in Durban

There is currently no train to King Shaka International Airport. Service by shuttle bus to King Shaka International Airport is readily available from the downtown core and many major hotels. If you prefer to take a taxi to King Shaka International Airport they are also available for hire throughout Durban. A taxi will provide you with extra baggage room and flexibility should you require it.

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

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Four Commerce Square, 39 Rivonia Road (corner Helling)
Sandhurst, Sandton
P.O. Box 55598, Northlands 2116
0861-ETIHAD (within South Africa), +27-11-3439140 (from outside South Africa)
jnbtkt@etihad.ae
8:30am - 5pm (Mon to Fri) closed Sat,Sun & Public Holidays
Capetown
0861-384423 (Johannesburg)

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)