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 Melbourne

Book your flights from Melbourne to various worldwide destinations with Etihad Airways and enjoy top class facilities and service throughout your journey.

Major Airports in Melbourne

The airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport (MEL) which is approximately 14 miles from the city centre. Melbourne Airport’s four terminals have 16 international gates and Terminal 2 deals with international flights. This large airport is well equipped and comfortable, with showers, lounges and plenty of shops and restaurants.

Airport Transportation in Melbourne

Every ten minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week a Skybus runs from the airport to the city centre making getting a bus to Melbourne Airport cost effective and very accessible. There are also plenty of public buses running frequent routes to the city and suburbs, out of Broadmeadows and Sunbury station. A taxi to Melbourne Airport can be accessed next to Terminal 1 or 3 where designated cabs are ranked and available, or bookings can be made inside the airport from the appropriate desks. There is no specific train to Melbourne Airport although the city does have a good rail system. The Craigieburn train line will connect to a bus which travels to the airport if required.

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

Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays

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)