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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (CMB)
Typically, flights to Colombo from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl, which has an average price of £800
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||November||13% cheaper||Flying from London Heathrow Airport to Colombo costs on average just £738 in November|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||July||29% more expensive||It costs about £1,092 for flights to Colombo from London Heathrow Airport in July|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO COLOMBO FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||July||627% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Colombo from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month|
Colombo flight deals from Heathrow Airport will have you at Bandaranaike International Airport within 11 hours without a stopover, or just under 15 hours with a single stopover. Find flights to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo from Glasgow with a travel time of 13.5 hours and a stopover in Dubai. Travelling from Birmingham will get you to Colombo in roughly 15 hours with a stopover in Dubai or Istanbul.
Heathrow, London is the only airport in the UK that offers direct flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka. When travelling from Glasgow, you can expect one or two stopovers in London, Dublin or Doha. Birmingham offers flights to Bandaranaike International Airport with a single stopover in a city like New Delhi or Istanbul. Cardiff Airport offers flights with two stopovers and a travel time close to 20 hours. It might be easier to fly to Heathrow and take a direct flight to Colombo from there.
If you are planning a flight to Colombo and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of April, May, and June. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Colombo, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Pettah Market.
Visitors planning their holidays in Colombo should book their flights for January or February if they are planning on visiting Galle Face Green.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Colombo is possible. If you are planning a flight to Colombo, consider booking flights to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport (17 mi from Colombo city centre), Kalutara Katukurunda Airport (28 mi from Colombo city centre), Bentota River Airport (37 mi from Colombo city centre), Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir Airport (50 mi from Colombo city centre) or Koggala Airport (72 mi from Colombo city centre).
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl in Colombo is the closest airport to Pettah Market (distance: 17.0 mi).
Prices for flights to Colombo are updated daily.
As of December 2023, there are 33 operators available to choose from for flights to Colombo.
The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Colombo.
The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Colombo may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Colombo. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
UK nationals travelling to Sri Lanka will have to get a tourist visa. If you’re travelling for business purposes, you will need to get a business visa. Both tourist and business visas can be arranged online. For a stay of up to 30 days, you can apply for a Tourist ETA online.
Sri Lanka is known for its aromatic spices and local cuisine, and Colombo is no different, with markets set amid colonial buildings and monuments. If you’re looking to explore the local cuisine in the city, make your way to Pettah Market and indulge in some street food, drink a faluda, and buy fresh produce from the vendors. Architecture enthusiasts will want to make their way to Geoffrey Bawa’s House. This famous building is where the celebrated Sri Lankan architect used to live. Visit Colombo Fort and meander your way around while taking in sights like the De Mel Building with the Pagoda Tea Rooms, the Cargills Building, and the Old Parliament Building. Jump on a local tuk-tuk and make your way to Colombo Fort Railway Station, designed in the early 1900s. Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (the Red Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka and takes up almost an entire block in Pettah Market. You can also wander along Sea Street in Pettah and explore the old and new Kathiresan kovils, or Hindu temples, positioned next to each other. Sambodhi Chaithya is a local Buddhist temple built atop two intersecting concrete arches.
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