Cheap flights to Colombo Sri Lanka

Multicultural island paradise
Flights to Colombo from
  • 300 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 310 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 320 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 330 GBP

About Colombo

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Sprawling for 50km along Sri Lanka’s azure seafront, Colombo can seem mind-boggling at first. But once you get used to the diesel fumes, you can enjoy a whole world within the city limits. Simple Buddhist shrines jostle for space with technicolour Hindu temples. Businessmen shout into their smartphones, while carefully coiffured ladies in white gloves and 1950s suits pass by on their way home to upmarket Cinnamon Gardens.

Sri Lankans depend on hydroelectric power generated by the island’s many waterfalls.

Once you have had your fill of bargaining – everything from designer knock-offs, fruit and necklaces to tourist tat – in Pettah Market, join the courting couples on Galle Face Green Promenade for the most famous sunset in the city. Or else take a tri-shaw (a three-wheeled rickshaw) to the beautifully restored Old Dutch Hospital for a cold drink in the hottest spot in town.

For the religious festival Vesak, the city celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death, all on the same day!

How’s the weather in Colombo in December?

  • Temperature 23-31 °C
  • Dry days 21-
  • Average rainfall 76 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 753K
  • Local time :
  • Currency Sri Lankan Rupee

What does Colombo cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Colombo cost 91% less than in London
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 0.11 GBP

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 1.35 GBP

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.48 GBP

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): .11 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): .27 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 14.19 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 5.87 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 2.7 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 34.54 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 27.62 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 51.35 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 25.44 GBP

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