Flights to Colombo – The Emerging Cosmopolitan City
Colombo, the capital of the island country of Sri Lanka, is a melting pot of different races, religions and cultures. Colombo’s colonial architecture is beautiful. Fort is a landmark and the Pettah area is always alive with its bustling markets and commercial hubs. When in Colombo, you must visit the Dutch Period Museum, National Museum, Old Dutch Hospital, Old City Hall which dates back to 1865, Viharamahadevi Park, Wolvendaal Church and Galle Face Green. Other than these sights, you can take a tour of the numerous churches and galleries that dot the length and breadth of the city. The three months of January, February and March are the best to visit Colombo. Vesak, the colorful and bright religious celebration, attracts a lot of visitors in May as well.
The Bandaranaike International Airport is the main airport of the island country. Located 35 kilometers north of Colombo, this airport is one of the busiest in South Asia.
Flights to Colombo from major cities in India
A popular hub to the south of India, the port city of Colombo is served by various airlines. Air India and Jet Airways are the two primary carriers from India. Other options include SpiceJet, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Vistara.
New Delhi to Colombo: Jet Airways and Air India offer around 100 combinations daily. Srilankan Airlines provides the fastest options which can take you to Colombo in under 4 hours; Jet Airways offers the cheapest options.
Mumbai to Colombo: Air India offers some of the cheapest flights from Mumbai and you can reach Colombo in around 23 hours via one stop. The fastest options are provided by Srilankan Airlines and Jet Airways which can take you to Colombo in 3 hours on direct flights.
Chennai to Colombo: SpiceJet provides direct flights to Colombo and are some of the fastest (95 minutes) and cheapest options. The other airlines with short travel time are Air India and Srilankan Airlines. There are around 100 daily flights between Chennai and Colombo.
Kolkata to Colombo: There are single and double stop flights from Kolkata. While SpiceJet generally provides the cheapest option, Jet Airways provides some of the fastest flights. The travel time varies between 6.5 and 34 hours.
Bangalore to Colombo: Jet Airways provides over 100 flight options to Colombo daily. Air India and Emirates are other popular carriers. Air India offers low fares, around Rs. 6500, and Srilankan Airlines provides some fast and non-stop flying options (around 90 minutes).
Flights to Colombo from major cities of the world
The popular airlines with flights from major international cities include Air Canada, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Srilankan Airlines, United Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.
New York to Colombo: Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airlines are some of the popular airlines with flights plying to Colombo. There are around 120 options available daily from about 20 airlines. The general travel time varies between 18 and 49 hours.
London to Colombo: Emirates offers the maximum number of flights from Heathrow airport. The other airlines with multiple options include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines. The travel time between London and Colombo varies between 10.5 to 42.5 hours.
Singapore to Colombo: Air Asia offers some pocket-friendly options to Colombo daily and you can reach your destination in about 10.5 hours via 1 stopover. Malaysia Airlines is one of the top carriers in the region. Srilankan Airlines provides some of the fastest options.
Sydney to Colombo: Some of the cheapest flying options are provided by Air Asia and British Airlines has few flights with shortest travel times. Emirates and Qantas Airways are popular airlines on this route.
The stopovers for most of these flights are at Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Boston, Madrid, Istanbul, Seoul, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Washington DC.
So, check flight schedules and book cheap air tickets from your Yatra app, plan your itinerary and set sail!