Sri Lanka has become a very popular holiday destination. It is also already offered by several airlines departing from Prague, but also from nearby Germany or Austria. You can fly cheaply (Air Arabia) via Sharjah airport, or comfortably (Emirates) via luxury airports in Dubai. But there are more possibilities. 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
How much does a ticket to Sri Lanka cost
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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 high season and will certainly be reflected in the prices of both flight tickets and accommodation.
Best day for departure to Sri Lanka
But when it 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 in the mountains. Alternatively, from July to September, but 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 Prague. Only with a transfer and it depends on the specific flight or airline. The most frequently used airlines are Emirates with a connection in Dubai, Qatar Airways with a connection in Doha and now also Air Arabia with a transfer in Sharjah.
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 less than 13 hours, but even longer. 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.
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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 start 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. I does not have to be if a bug 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 live 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 axis, 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. 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 accommodating people, beautiful beaches inviting to relax, beautiful nature perfect for long hikes, exotic and delicious food, real Ceylon tea, breathtaking sights, and wild animals at your fingertips (eg with monkeys and monitor lizards literally)