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Manchester to Colombo Flights

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Flying From Manchester

Manchester International Airport is one of the UK's major airports and is located in the North West of England. It is close to the M6 motorway and within easy access of the trans-Pennine M62 making it a major point of departure for people throughout the North. It boasts plentiful parking and the kind of facilities demanded by the modern traveller. Parking facilities include 'turn up and park', long stay parking and drop off points. For those choosing not to travel by car, the airport can be reached by coach, bus, Metrolink, train and taxi. Metrolink is ideal for passengers arriving from central Manchester and it stops at several stations en route.

Flights Manchester passengers can relax before departure at the lounges in Manchester Airport's three terminals. For those wanting to make some purchases there are also excellent shopping facilities available. There are well known restaurants, bars, snack bars and coffee houses at the airport, guaranteed to help passengers enjoy the best possible start to their holiday. Staff are also on hand to assist those with young children, or those who have mobility difficulties.

Those who have travelled a long way, or who prefer a good night's rest before taking flights from Manchester, will be pleased to know that there are several hotels close to the airport. A shuttle service allows those who have enjoyed a comfortable night's sleep to arrive for their flights in good time. Book flights from Manchester to Colombo by visiting the website.

Bandaranaike International Airport

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka. Travellers to the area will arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, which is located just twenty-two miles north of downtown Colombo. The airport is the hub for Sri Lankan Airlines. A variety of other airlines provides service to the airport, including Air Arabia, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, and Tiger Airways. Use ebookers to locate the best deals on flights to Colombo.

Transportation from the Airport

There are several methods of transportation in Colombo. Minibuses are one of the most popular ways to get to the city centre from the airport. The cost is around LKR 200, and it takes approximately an hour due to the number of stops the bus makes along the way. Tuk-tuks provide services very similar to taxis. The cost is around LKR 1,500. Private vehicles are also available at LKR 2,000 per trip.

Weather in Colombo

Colombo has a tropical monsoon climate with mild temperatures year round. The average daytime highs are in the low to mid-20s. There is no bad time to visit Colombo. However, if you want to avoid the monsoon season, it is best to avoid May through August and October to January. These months experience heavy rainfall.

Things to Do in Colombo

Travellers to Colombo have a wide selection of activities to choose from. For those who enjoy the beach, Mount Lavinia is a popular tourist destination. It offers a variety of luxury accommodation and a large selection of water sports. The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is a religious site featuring a variety of paintings, statues, and sculptures. The temple is also free to explore. For those who want to escape the busy tourist spots, Green Path is a quiet park that is idea for joggers and nature lovers. Plan your trip to Colombo early by using ebookers to locate the best deals in travel packages.

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Featured Colombo Hotels

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Ramada Katunayake Colombo International Airport

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Cinnamon Grand Colombo

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The Kingsbury

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The Gateway Hotel Colombo

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Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Manchester to Colombo

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sun, 29 Mar Manchester (MAN) Colombo (CMB) Emirates £523
Earn £5.23
Return Sun, 10 May Colombo (CMB) Manchester (MAN) Emirates
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Flight schedule for flights from Manchester to Colombo on Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Qatar Airways/Qatar Airways QR22/QR662 MAN 07:55 CMB 02:25 332/77W 13hr 0min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA9058/AA9088 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 330/320 13hr 25min
Etihad Airways/American Airlines EY16/AA9088 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 332/320 13hr 25min
Etihad Airways/Alitalia EY16/AZ5746 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 332/320 13hr 25min
Etihad Airways/SriLankan Airlines EY16/UL2266 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 332/320 13hr 25min
Etihad Airways/Etihad Airways EY16/EY266 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 332/320 13hr 25min
SriLankan Airlines/SriLankan Airlines UL2316/UL2266 MAN 08:40 CMB 03:35 332/320 13hr 25min
British Airways/SriLankan Airlines BA1385/UL506 MAN 07:55 CMB 04:35 320/343 15hr 10min
British Airways/SriLankan Airlines BA1389/UL506 MAN 09:55 CMB 04:35 320/343 13hr 10min
Iberia/SriLankan Airlines IB7673/UL506 MAN 07:55 CMB 04:35 320/343 15hr 10min
Emirates/SriLankan Airlines EK22/UL226 MAN 08:45 CMB 04:50 77W/321 14hr 35min
Qantas/SriLankan Airlines QF8022/UL226 MAN 08:45 CMB 04:50 77W/321 14hr 35min
Etihad Airways/Etihad Airways EY16/EY7152 MAN 08:40 CMB 04:55 332/32S 14hr 45min