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City CodeCMB
Popular Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
Flight Time17~21 hours

The flight time to Colombo is approximately 17~21 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Colombo.

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The city of Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. With an estimate population of more 750,000 in 2011, Colombo is recognized as the largest city in Sri Lanka. Colombo is the business capital of Sri Lanka. It is also a popular tourist destination due to the presence of colonial buildings and ruins. Because of its strategic location and the presence of a large natural harbor, Colombo was a popular trade point 2,000 years ago.

Voice of Travelers to Colombo

Exploring the National Museum of Colombo

My name is Amanda from Mattala. Ever since I was young, I always wanted to fly to Colombo and explore the country’s capital. My wish came true, however, since my mother bought me a ticket for a trip to Colombo. She purchased the ticket from Helitours. I had a great experience on board the plane thanks to the kind staff and crew of Helitours. When we have arrived at Colombo, I was astounded by its ambiance. My mom and I explored the city, visiting various attractions. I particularly liked the National Museum of Colombo. We bought a ticket to enter the museum. What we saw inside were fascinating. The architecture itself is already remarkable. The artifacts displayed inside were pretty interesting as well. The displays make me feel proud as a Sri Lankan. We will surely buy another ticket when we visit Colombo next time.

A Visit to the Colombo Dutch Museum

I am Kyle from Maldives. Late last year, my girlfriend decided that we should book a plane ticket to visit Colombo. She mentioned that some of her relatives were there so it would be great to visit the place also. We booked a plane ticket via Maldivian. Our plane experience was awesome, thanks to the accommodating staff and crew of the plane. When we have arrived at Colombo, we were welcomed by my girlfriend’s relatives. Their hospitality was awesome. One of her cousins toured us around Colombo. I particularly liked Colombo Dutch Museum. We bought a ticket at a fair price to enter the place. A former governor’s residence, the Colombo Dutch Museum now features historic displays regarding the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. It was very informative, I learned a lot from the place. I may believe that the ticket price was worth it.

Colombo Travel FAQs

Q. How do I book a ticket to Colombo?

A. You can avail of a plane ticket to Colombo in a variety of ways. Primarily, you can purchase a plane ticket from certain airlines found in selected airports. In some instances, however, such airlines may not have an available ticket for a direct flight to Colombo. In such cases, you can avail of a ticket through a connecting flight. You may even secure a ticket to Colombo by seeking assistance from travel agencies on how to process a plane ticket to the city.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Colombo?

A. For visitors who wish to book a plane ticket to Sri Lanka, a travel visa is necessary for entry to Colombo. Complying with requirements such as online application will help you avail of a visa. Transit visas, on the other hand, are free for 48 hours. Furthermore, a plane ticket bound to Colombo and a valid passport are required for an entry to Colombo.

Q. What are great attractions in Colombo?

A. When planning to book a plane ticket bound to Colombo, you should consider the following attractions in your itinerary. You may purchase an entrance ticket to visit the National Museum, a top museum in Colombo showcasing Sri Lanka’s culture and arts. You may also visit parks such as Galle Face Green and Viharamahadevi Park. You may also visit historic institutions such as Dutch Period Museum and Geoffrey Bawa House.

Colombo - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Ratmalana Airport ・Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (Hambantota, Sri Lanka) ・Jaffna Airport (Palaly, Sri Lanka) ・China Bay Airport ( China Bay, Sri Lanka) ・Velana International Airport ( Hulhulé, Malé)

Airports handling direct flights to Bandaranaike International Airport ・Singapore Changi Airport (Changi, Singapore) ・Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) ・Milan–Malpensa Airport (Ferno, Italy) ・Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong)

Flight Routes to Colombo

In order to give you a guide in booking a ticket to Colombo, it is essential to identify the routes to and from the place. For domestic flights, one may avail of a ticket to Colombo from Helitours. Other airlines that avail of a ticket to Colombo through chartered flights include Air Senok, and FitsAir. For international flights to and from Colombo, you may avail of a ticket from airlines such as SriLankan Airlines, Cinnamon Air, and Jet Airways.