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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport

Before you fly guide
CMB (IATA) Sri Lanka

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Sri Lanka

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for Sri Lanka

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport is the largest Sri Lankan airport within a close distance of Negombo city resort, about 35km from the capital city.

Airport’s not so large terminal handles about 10 million passengers a year. It is a hub to Sri Lankan Airlines and it is a gateway to the vast majority of international flights.

There are several shopping and dining options (snacks, fast food, cafes..) at the airport open non-stop.

The only direct flights from the UK are from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan airlines. With 1 stepover also available from other cities than for instance Qatar Airways, Emirates, Oman Air or Etihad.

Terminal is well signposted and open 24/7.

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Transit

Change flight at Colombo Airport is fairly easy and takes just a few minutes once you disembark your plane. The security checks are at every gate which will also save you some time. Unless there is a big delay of your initial flight, all connection flights sold by the airline should be doable.If your next flight has been bought together and your bags checked-in to the final destination then you do not need to leave the transit area.

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Transfer

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17:41 Local time
27 °C Local weather
Poor WiFi connection available. Also internet kiosks are available around the airport for a fee. WiFi Availability
Available in the departure outer porch 24/7. $6 (or equivalent amount in LKR) per 24 hours ( $8 for ovversized luggage of mroe then 23kg). Valuable items possible to store at Bond Baggage service in the Customs area in front of baggage belt 4 for $20/24hours. - can be collected at the Departure Lobby Information Counter Left Baggage
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