Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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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
    Contacts:

    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:

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

    Parking:

    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.