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 Milan

Book your flights from Milan to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy luxurious air travel experiences with our trademark hospitality.

Major Airports in Milan

In Milan, the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) handles most of the international flights and the Linate Airport (LIN), handles fewer flights mostly from other European cities, besides the domestic flights.

Airport Transportation in Milan

The Malpensa airport is about 40 km north-east of Milan near Varese. You can board a train to Milan Malpensa Airport run by the Malpensa Express between Milan Cadorna Station and Terminal 1 at Malpensa airport. The journey will take you between 29-34 minutes. Malpensa Bus Express and Malpensa Shuttle operate services by bus to Milan Malpensa Airport from Milan Central Station. The bus journey is about an hour, but could extend during the peak hours of traffic. You can also opt for a taxi to Milan Malpensa Airport via the Milan-Varese highway.

A bus to Linate Airport can be a viable option from Milan Central Station. This airport is only five miles from the city centre and a taxi to Linate Airport would take only 15-20 minutes. There are no trains to Linate Airport.

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

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)