How to get to Sri Lanka

How to get to Sri Lanka

The island and the government of Sri Lanka is in the Indian ocean off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. From the great land of Sri Lanka Strait separates and 100 kilometres (cm. Sri Lanka on the map).

It is believed that when Sri Lanka was connected by a thin isthmus to the mainland, but due to earthquakes it was destroyed. Today in Sri Lanka can be reached either by plane or private boat. Unfortunately, there is no regular ferry service with India yet.

From Russia to Sri Lanka to fly about 8 hours of direct. The bulk of the flights are performed at the main international airport of Sri Lanka – Bandaranaike international airport (Colombo airport). The website Details about Colombo airport here.

Direct flights today there perform only two airlines Sri Lanka Airlines and Aeroflot in the high season. However, a variety of convenient flights with transfers offered, at least, the following foreign airlines:

  • Qatar Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Etihad Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Air Arabia

Find and book tickets to the main airport of Sri Lanka - Colombo, you can through the search form. Search is very flexible, and allows you to search for flights on different dates, with or without transfers, in both directions or one, etc.:

The cheapest flights from Russia to Colombo:

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Sometimes you can find cheap flights through Europe, but it is rather rare.

The advantage of flights with a connection are lower prices for flights. Besides, to find a suitable date and time of departure flight data from airlines much easier than with direct flights. These airlines often arrange the sale and you can buy tickets at a very attractive price.

Some of these airlines offer flights to Sri Lanka with the change of major regions of Russia. Some of them are flying directly to the main airport transfers, some with an additional stopover in Moscow. Surprisingly, sometimes the airline flights from the regions with a stopover in Moscow are sold even cheaper than the flight from Moscow.

Another airport which was to take international flights in Sri Lanka - Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (aka Hambantota International Airport website This airport is located in the South of the country, and it is anticipated that through him easy to get to the southern resorts of Sri Lanka. However real convenience and economy, the flights in this airport until adds. The cost of flights to it are disproportionately high, and yet to fly to Colombo airport, and then get to the southern beaches by taxi (not to mention the buses) are much cheaper than the flight there. Time is also almost no gain there. Perhaps with time the situation will change, but so far to consider him seriously as a destination airport is not worth it.

How to get to resorts in Sri Lanka

After you have landed at Colombo airport, you will be challenged now to get to the desired resort or destination. Enough discussion of this subject we have already discussed hereand in detail in the sections "How to get" about each resort. So stay here only briefly.

To get from Colombo airport to your desired destination in Sri Lanka can take a taxi, tuk tuk or bus. In rare cases and with sufficient finances you can fly on a plane or train by landing on him in Colombo on the main railway station of the country - Colombo Fort.

If you decide to use the most economical way – buses, it should be borne in mind that the night buses in Sri Lanka do not go, and if you arrive in the afternoon, there is a chance that you won't have far to get to the resorts by bus. In this case, it may be reasonable to sleep and relax after the flight in Negombo or Colombo, and in the morning move on the road. Negombo thus is preferable as it is closer to the airport, accommodation is cheaper there than in Colombo, and the situation in General is more of a resort. On the other hand, in Colombo, transport is more developed and there will be easier to drive anywhere in the country.

Should be a cautious approach to the use of aircraft for further movement in Sri Lanka. Almost anywhere on the island can be reached by taxi for a reasonable price for a maximum of 3-4 hours. Therefore, the use of aircraft, which are more expensive taxi, fly rarely, and then still need to get from the destination airport to the hotel by taxi, not too justified from the point of view of economy of time and Finance.

If you want to continue on my way to the resort by train, you first have to get a taxi or bus to the railway station in Colombo Fort Colombo. The trains run fairly often, including the night. Train timetables can be found here:, Buying tickets in advance is optional, but if you want to get good seats, it is better to book tickets through a travel company. Online sales of railway tickets on Sri Lanka yet.

🕒 October 16, 2018

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 16 September, 2018
Make ETA, there will be no problems. ...
Ludmilapl 21 September, 2018
friends who is moving to Sri Lanka in early June? 1-10 fly out there. The wind is great, will catnum rules ...
admin 21 September, 2018
Well, you have plans already for next year. I October can not decide how and where to go, and you have 2019 :shock: ...
nausla 21 September, 2018
Well, that's fine. :) I'm also already planning the trip next year. :THINK ...
viola September 23, 2018
viola September 23, 2018
Hello! The first time we go to Sri Lanka. Exploration))). Planned in November-December for two weeks. I would like to rent a house on the coast (preferably right on the beach). But not in the hotel but it was a private house/Bungalow/etc. is Very desirable with the kitchen. And I want to look for housing already in place. That is, to arrive, to remove that thread for a day, what would things leave and go in search of a place by the ocean. Is it real? Is there in Lanka beaches "the private sector" on the first line? ...
admin September 24, 2018
Hello! Of course there are bungalows. ...
viola 24 September, 2018
Thank you! Already encouraging :). And which beach is better to go in search of such housing? That would have been a great choice of accommodation and it is quite quiet, peaceful beach. ...
viola 24 September, 2018
Even more specifically ask. Can I rent a house on the first line on the beach of Mirisa? He's descriptions are most like. ...
admin 25 September, 2018
Yes, Mirissa. You can see the options on Airbnb or Booking ...

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