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.
Before you buy tickets
What should you think before you buy tickets? We will advise you.
December - April
How much does a ticket to Sri Lanka cost
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.
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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)