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  • Colombo Airport Guide

    Full Name: Bandaranaike International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) from the city of Colombo.
    Time: GMT +5.30

    Tel: +94 112 264 444.

    Transfer to the City:

    Most hotels and tour operators offer transport from the airport; if possible travellers should confirm in advance. Buses and taxis are available, and there is a train station close to the airport, but visitors are advised to arrange their own transportation.

    Car rental:

    Cars can be hired with a driver through most tour operators, otherwise car rental agencies such as Sixt and Europcar are available.


    Facilities at the airport include a bank, post office, business lounge, restaurants, snack bars, a bar and a duty-free shop.


    There are two main parking lots at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport: the terminal lot is more expensive, while the remote lot, located 300 metres from the terminal, charges substantially less. There are additional charges for vans, double cabs and jeeps.