Manchester to Colombo Flights
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 ebookers.com 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.
Cheap flights from Manchester to Colombo
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Manchester and Colombo airports and terminals
Airports in Manchester, GB
Manchester Int'l Airport (MAN)
Distance from City Center: 9 miles
Flight schedule for flights from Manchester to Colombo on Sat, Feb 28, 2015
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight 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|
Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.
Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.