Sri Lanka has become a very popular holiday destination. It is also offered by several airlines departing from many countries around the world. You can fly cheaply (Air Arabia) via Sharjah airport, or comfortably (Emirates) via luxury airports in Dubai with more choices. It depends on your budget and preferences.

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What should you think before you buy tickets? We will advise you.

December - April

December - April are generally the most popular months to visit Sri Lanka

January

You will meet the least travelers in Sri Lanka in January

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Ticket prices to Colombo

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Price of the cheapest return flight from London to Colombo, EUR

Ticket prices from Vienna to Colombo

Price of the cheapest return flight from Edinburgh to Colombo, EUR

Ticket prices from New York to Comlombo

If you fly from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Bandaranalike Airport, Colombo, a 1 stop flight ticket costs about USD 1,710.

Ticket prices from London to Colombo

If you take off from Heathrow Airport, London to Bandaranalike Airport, Colombo, you may pay at least USD 1,224 for 1 stop flight tickes or USD 1,453 for nonstop flight tickets.

When to buy a ticket to Sri Lanka

You can fly to Sri Lanka all year round. The most popular is the period from December to April. This is the so-called peak season and will certainly be reflected in the prices of both flight tickets and accommodation.

Best day for departure to Sri Lanka

But when is ideal to go to Sri Lanka depends on your itinerary. From January to April, it is best to spend time in the southwest of the island or on the mountains. Alternatively, from July to September, the ocean can be turbulent and you need to be careful. From April to October, the eastern and northern coasts are recommended. The weather is sunny and the ocean calm.

FAQ for buying tickets to Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka is exotic country, many questions arise here. Therefore we have decided to answer the most common ones for you.

What airlines fly to Sri Lanka?

There are no direct flights from New York. With at least one stop and it depends on the specific flight or airline. The most frequently used airlines are SriLankan Airlines with a connection in Delhi, Qatar Airways with a connection in Doha and now also Oman Air with a connection in Dubai. From London, you can fly directly to Comlombo, Sri Lanka with SriLankan Airlines or Emirates Airlines with more stops

How long does it take to fly to Sri Lanka?

The length of the flight is mainly affected by the length of the transfer. You can get to Sri Lanka in more than 22 hours, or even longer from New York. However, it takes about 12 hours from London to Comlombo for nonstop flights, it may exceed 30 hours if you choose 3 stop ticket. Usually, tickets with short transfers are more expensive, so it pays off to use a long transfer, for example in Dubai, where there is plenty of activities available.

Where to buy tickets to Sri Lanka?

If you decide to buy a ticket, you can do it here. If you have any questions regarding the purchase, do not hesitate to write to us in our online chat or e-mail address.

You can buy flight tickets from London to Sri Lanka with us.

Is Sri Lanka in danger of a tsunami?

The last tsunami was in 2004 and hit most of Indonesia. So Sri Lanka is not a risky country, and even if it does, it has a sophisticated warning system in place to alert the coming tsunami in advance. So there is no need to worry.

Can we speak English in Sri Lanka?

Yes, most locals speak English, so it’s no problem to talk anywhere.

What should I be carefull about? What should I avoid?

It’s your wallet that is mostly at at risk - even an ordinary nice chat on the street means starting of business with the locals. Otherwise, if you behave decently and follow basic rules, you are safe. Neither women nor men should expose themselves unnecessarily. Do not bring your wallet along to on the beach, definitely don’t take it to the city and not to temples or sacred ground at all - don’t turn your back to the Buddha. Give the locals a tip for the service. It does not have to be a big value, but they are really grateful for every rupee.

Do I need visa to enter Sri Lanka?

Visa is required before departure. Fortunately, it is possible to apply and pay online. This is the so-called ETA. It is best to apply directly here and at the same time you will find all the information here. Make sure your passport is still valid for 6 months after your return.

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What to do after landing in Sri Lanka

After picking up your luggage, we recommend that you exchange money at the airport (see the topic https://www.flymeto.com/blog/en/sri-lanka/#currency-in-sri-lanka) and buy a one-time sim card. There is not very good wifi on the island and you usually have to stand right next to the modem to at least send a photo to your family or friends. If you stay in a resort or hotel, they will offer you the option of airport picking-up. You will see several dozen drivers sitting right behind the exchange offices. If you want to travel on your own, it depends on where you are going. For shorter distances you pays to tuk tuk (local form of passenger transport for two), but if you go somewhere further, use train or bus. Alternatively, if you don’t mind paying extra, you can rent a car with a driver which is certainly the most convenient option and maybe you will get an explanation along the way.

Why Sri Lanka

There are several reasons to go to Sri Lanka. Pleasant and friendly people, beautiful beaches inviting to relax, wonderful nature perfect for long hikes, astounding and delicious food, real Ceylon tea, breathtaking sights, and wild animals at your fingertips (eg monitor monkeys and lizards literally)

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