Airports Sri Lanka

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The main international airport Sri Lanka Colombo / Bandaranaike International Airport. He is better known as the Colombo airport. Here you will arrive by any international flight, no matter it is direct or with a stopover.

More than at any other airports in Sri Lanka the plane as of 2019 do not fly, including in Ratmalana International Airport, which despite the name has long been the international is not.

It is possible to meet a mention about the airports Katunayake, Katunayake (Katunayake) or Negombo (Negombo). All is one and the same Bandaranaike, its just sometimes the so called location in the suburb of Katunayake Negombo.

About the other airport of Sri Lanka, see below on this page.

Аэропорт Коломбо, Шри-Ланка The Buddha greets guests at the airport upon arrival

At the airport Sri Lanka are flights from all over the world, including direct flights from Moscow to SriLankan Airlines, seasonal a/K Rossiya. From the regions of direct flights there. A lot of flights with transfers, and they are cheaper than direct. So, the most competitive rates traditionally offered by the airlines Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines and AirArabia. These airlines sometimes have a very profitable sale with departures from the regions with an additional stopover in Moscow, or of their base cities. Such sales have to wait, but sometimes you can get a ticket even cheaper than from Moscow.

Find and book tickets to Colombo in Sri Lanka, including the most competitive rates for transfers, you can through the search form from Aviaslaes:

The price of flights from Moscow to Colombo:

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Minimum prices on flights from Russia to Colombo:

Moscow ⇄ Colombo 1 TO FIND 29399 ₽
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Krasnodar ⇄ Colombo 1 TO FIND 33248 ₽
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Samara ⇄ Colombo 2 FIND FROM 36160 ₽
Murmansk ⇄ Colombo 2 FIND FROM 36405 ₽
Nizhny Novgorod ⇄ Colombo 2 TO FIND 39159 ₽
Kazan ⇄ Colombo 2 TO FIND 39163 ₽
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Airport infrastructure, orienteering

Airport of Sri Lanka is simple and convenient, it is impossible to get lost. All you need to wait for the flight, all necessary infrastructure is there:

  • Facilities for disabled people.
  • Duty-free shops.
  • Currency exchange offices.
  • ATMs.
  • The camera store.
  • A car rental service.
  • Tour.offices for booking hotels and taxi.
  • There are free drinking fountains.
  • Free Wi-Fi.

Very convenient that on arrival you enter into the zone duty free where you can buy alcohol, cigarettes, perfume and much more, including even major appliances. So it's not necessary to drag with itself across the world for duty-free goods from their home airport, it is easier to purchase then upon arrival. On keep in mind that to pass through customs you will be after this zone, and on goods purchased in duty free stores customs restrictions also apply. Duty free in Sri Lanka can bring no more than two bottles of wine and half a litre of spirits per adult (see customs regulations of Sri Lanka).

Camera storage (Cloak room) located at the exit of the terminal on the left. All day, the cost of storage US $ 6 per night per unit weighing up to 23 kilograms. Storage is paid in local currency. There are also cells for storage of valuables $ 20/day.

In exchange offices you can exchange dollars, Euro and other world currencies, for example, even Thai baht. The exchange of rubles missing. Best rate only on dollars and euros. Here are the current official exchange:

The currency exchange rate (Sri Lankan rupee) today ()

1000 rupee (LKR) = 428,42 rubles (RUB)
1 Euro (EUR) = 200,93 LKR
100 rubles (RUB) = 233,42 LKR
1 United States dollar (USD) = 186,68 LKR
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Аэропорт Коломбо, Шри-Ланка At the airport all conditions, even have where to sleep :-)

How to get to/from the airport the Sri Lanka tourism

Airport of Sri Lanka is 35 kilometers from Colombo in the town of Katunayake (see interactive map). Even closer is the resort city of Negombo.

Public transport is poorly developed, there are only buses to Colombo. To get DRO resorts will either have a taxi or with a transfer through Colombo, Negombo or nearby bus station. Here are the details all the ways:

  • On the plane

    USDA can fly to other cities in the country on small propeller planes. According to our information, only works for two local airlines.

  • By taxi

    Бюджетное такси в аэропорту Коломбо, Шри-Ланка Budget taxi

    The taxi cost from $ 18 (up to Negombo) and up to $ 240 (the trip to the NATs.Park Yala). The car can be booked at the Desk in the arrivals hall where you will be offered a fixed price, but can haggle. A little cheaper to book through Uber or local app PickMe, which presents even tuk-tuks.

    Instead of a taxi can still izdoma to book tourist shuttles. This is an analogue of a taxi, but with a high level of service, meeting at the airport with a sign, and Russian-speaking support. Check rates and can be ordered through a search form:

    How does a transfer bookingDetails >
    Поиск трансфераFind the right route
    Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
    Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
  • Tuk-tuk

    Тук-тук в аэропорту Коломбо, Шри-Ланка

    Once you exit the airport you can catch a local tuk-tuk, which will be ready to take you anywhere. However, we do not recommend using them to travel for long distances, high in Negombo or Colombo. Use of them is almost two times lower than for a taxi, but requires a long time to negotiate. Don't be surprised if they request even a higher price than a taxi.

  • By bus

    Автобус из аэропорта Коломбо Night bus №187

    There is only one route 187 in Colombo. It in the daytime go to the big city buses (very often), and at night a small private minibuses (once per hour). The cost of 100 rupees (42.84 USD), and private buses can also charge for large Luggage, and an increased rate night but you can bargain. The real price is not more than 150 rupees.

    Stop is directly from the exit of the airport directly across the street (Parking 187 buses on the map). Colombo arrive at the bus station in the Pettah district (avalance on the map), and then go to the railway station in Colombo. And bus and railway stations are within walking distance from each other. Private minibuses only go to their station within a five minute walk from the bus/train station (private avalance on the map).

    You can also get other cities to Sri Lanka from the bus station Avariata (Averiwatta, she Katunayake) (bus station on the map). It can be reached by tuk tuk for 50-100 rupees (bargaining), or 20-30 minutes on foot (go 2 km).

    Overyata is a small bus station, but it is possible to drive to the big cities, where you can change bus and get already to the right of the resort. Direct buses go from here to, at least in Negombo, Kurunegala, Kandy, Badulla. In all these cities you can change the bus and to go further.

    At the station Averiwatta/Katunayake no scoreboard, no schedules. Buses run constantly, but only during the day. To find the route you want, just call people on the station name where you want and you will be pushed to the desired bus.

    Cm. also: Buses in Sri Lanka

  • By train

    Поезд из аэропорта Коломбо The train from the airport

    Not far from the airport/railway station Katunayaka South (station on the map), buses to Colombo and Negombo. And if you're lucky with the departure of the train, you will arrive in the city even faster than the bus. But the train there is about 1-2 times a day. Check the schedule here -

    To get from the terminal to the railway station, Katunayaka South station on a tuk tuk for 200 rupees (after bargaining) or on foot (go 2 km). At the station buy a ticket on the next train to Colombo and wait on him. All the trains passing here and usually late. Ticket price from 30 rupees.

All airports Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka only two international airports, one of them only has that status, but really international flights does not accept. These are the airports:

  • Colombo / Bandaranaike International Airport is the main international airport, today receives all international flights to Sri Lanka.
  • Matala Rajapaksa / Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport – international flights in 2018 does not accept

In addition to international on the island there are several domestic airports which are either a joint use military/civilian, or civil airports in the runway without the terminal (the airport building).

Here are the airports of Sri Lanka on the map and the list

☞ to display the map

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
vitalka787 December 9, 2016
Thank You So Much)) ...
Alexa 13 January, 2017
Good day! how are the flights in connection with the repair of the Colombo airport? There is a delay? Queue? Thank you. ...
Chita Vyacheslav 12 November, 2017
Hello, pliz tell me where to look for the bus with номер187 . Everywhere is different information , some people write after leaving the airport, turn left , turn right others write . How to look for bass . Thank you! ...
admin 12 November, 2017

Hello Sheri! All information is different, because at various times he apparently was sent from different places or simply different tourists caught it on the way. Three years ago he was left at the site, ogorojennaja fence from stacks, netting, car Park. If the situation has not changed, look for it there. But for reliability it is better to ask on the spot, not on the street, the taxi drivers, they immediately say that there is nothing, and inside the airport at the employees at the front Desk and tourist information for example. Make sure you double check/ask again information from several people. ...
ZNAdejda January 14, 2019
Input Board obsolete. Now many churches have tickets (they cost 300-400 rupees per person) plus the cost of photo/video shooting and helpers remuneration for additional services. And donations for the development of the temple a separate issue to the discretion of the individual, and for this purpose there are special boxes. ...
admin 15 January, 2019

Hello! Thanks for the info, we at the Colombo detour last time I did about four years ago. So if you have specific information at a cost to the temples, will share it here. ...
mirobell 18 October, 2019
Please tell me, as at Colombo airport is the situation with queues at the inspection and registration of PI flight?
The memories of Goa covers the horror of possible traffic jams and the need to arrive 5 hours to do everything ...
admin October 18, 2019

Everything is absolutely fine with it. This year I flew immediately after the attacks, while strong security measures are stepped up, a lot of the checks was starting in the street in front of the terminal. But all passed in a matter of minutes. The bigger issue was that due to inspections are not passed to the terminal of the machine, carefully inspect them, so there were huge traffic jams. In the end, simply let go of the taxi and walked the last half kilometer on foot. so quickly turned. But I think now everything has calmed down. ...
Ana 27 October, 2019
Tell me, please, how much time is spent on passing inspection on arrival?
What to take plenty of time from arrival to ordering a taxi? ...
admin October 31, 2019

Hello! Sorry for the delay in response, myself on the trip, do not always have time to answer. All very quickly, I always passed for about 15-20 minutes and in this time have Luggage on the ribbon, was waiting. But I on e-visa drove always, and now you can get free visa on arrival. So add another 30 minutes for a visa if suddenly the queue will be, and to change money, buy SIM card. I would 40 minutes in the end all planned. ...