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FAQs - booking Sri Lanka flights

  • What is the luggage limit when flying to Sri Lanka?

    Ensure your luggage doesn’t exceed the limit set by your airline or fare. SriLankan Airlines typically allows you to carry up to 40 kg of checked luggage in business cabins and 30 kg in economy. Qantas generally allows you to carry baby food along with the carry-on allowance. You can also check items up to 32 kg, including a car seat. Check your airline’s weight limits to avoid inconveniences.

  • Can I fly with my pet to Sri Lanka?

    Most airlines allow you to bring along your pet as long as they meet the travel requirements. Some instances require you to pay extra fees for your pet, but a guide dog typically travels free of charge. Your pet should be in a spill-proof carrier that’s big enough for them to stay comfortable. Additionally, your pet should have vaccination and health certificates and an entry permit.

  • Which airport is close to major attractions?

    Flying from Australia to Colombo Ratmalana Airport gives you proximity to popular attractions. You can conveniently visit the Sri Lanka Airport Museum or Mount Lavinia Beach. A taxi is a fast means to get from the airport to your destination. You can also consider the Express bus, which is cheaper. Alternatively, fly from the domestic terminal to other destinations.

  • Can I hire a car from Sri Lanka’s airports?

    After a flight from Australia to Sri Lanka, you’ll need the ultimate convenience when travelling to your destination. You can organise a hire car through KAYAK, provided you’re 23 years old and above and hold a valid driver’s licence and an International Driver’s Permit.

  • Are there airlines that offer direct flights to Sri Lanka?

    If you would like to avoid a stopover and instead have a direct flight to Sri Lanka from Australia, there are several airlines departing from major Australian cities that you can choose to travel with, SriLankan Airlines being one of the most popular choices.

  • Do I need to have a visa in order to travel to Sri Lanka?

    Australian citizens and passport holders are able to apply for a tourist visa once they have landed in Sri Lanka, as long as they have a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months after their return flight. However, there is the option of applying for a tourist visa before you begin your travels, which some people prefer to do in order to be prepared.

  • What airport should I fly into if I would like to visit Minneriya National Park?

    The airport that is closest to Minneriya National Park is Sigiriya Airport (GIU), as it is just over 1h drive away. If you will be flying into Diyawanna Oya Airport (DWO), you also have the option of driving to the park, which will take you approximately 2h 15min. For those that would prefer to land at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), this is a feasible option, and you will be able to drive to your destination in less than 3h 30min.

  • If I would like to visit Gal Oya National Park, what should be my final destination?

    When travelling to Gal Oya National Park, Batticaloa Airport (BTC) is closest, as it is just under 3h drive away. However, both Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) and Polgolla Reservoir Airport (KDZ) are options as well, with each of them being approximately a 3h 30min drive from the park.

  • How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

    An average direct flight from Australia to Sri Lanka takes 22h 46m, covering a distance of 13062 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Colombo with an average flight time of 10h 25m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Sri Lanka?

    The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $659 one-way, and $517 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $706.

  • Which airlines fly to Sri Lanka?

    SriLankan Airlines & Ethiopian Air fly the most frequently from Australia to Sri Lanka. The most popular route is from Melbourne to Colombo, and Ethiopian Air and SriLankan Airlines fly this route the most.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sigiriya (100% of total searches to Sri Lanka).

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Sri Lanka

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Sri Lanka flight deals.
  • If you’re going to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, fly into Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML). The airport is roughly 14 km south of the city. However, you can expect to fly into Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) when flying with SriLankan Airlines because it’s the airline’s hub.
  • Emirates, Qantas and British Airways are ideal options if you prefer travelling business class. Qantas has two premium cabin options: business and economy class. This makes the airline an ideal choice if you want extra legroom and more space to work or relax during the flight.
  • When booking flights to Sri Lanka from Australia, it is not uncommon to have a stopover during your voyage. You will find that some of the most popular and convenient cities to stop in include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is the country’s primary international airport and can be found in the western region of Sri Lanka. It is a particularly practical destination for those that are hoping to visit cities like Colombo, Wattala, and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, as each of these are within easy driving distance of the airport.
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) is the largest airport in the southern region of Sri Lanka and is just a short distance away from towns like Migahajandura, Sooriyawewa, and Andarawewa.
  • For those that are planning on spending some time in the north, consider flying into Hingurakgoda Airport (HIM), as it is located directly in the North Central Province and is not far from Girithale.
  • To explore the eastern region of the country, there are two primary airports that you can choose from: Batticaloa Airport (BTC) and Ampara Airport (ADP). While Batticaloa Airport (BTC) is not far from the cities of Iruthayapuram and Veddukadu, Ampara Airport (ADP) is closer to Galahitiyagoda and Weranketagoda.
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Top 5 airlines flying to Sri Lanka

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Australia to Sri Lanka? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1363 reviews
8.6Crew
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8.1Entertainment
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Awesome! Was impressed with the hospitality and the thoughtful services. The cabin attendants were superb.

10.0 ExcellentKumi, July 2024JFK - FRA
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Awesome! Was impressed with the hospitality and the thoughtful services. The cabin attendants were superb.

Crews are not allowed to perform any service whenever the captain deems there’s a chance of turbulence. Even if it is perfectly smooth air.

They ran out of food for breakfast They did not offer tea or coffee The staff appeared very inexperienced The cabin was very cold, even with a blanket

Too many luggages for 1 passenger (4 bags) will make all the overhead luggage bins a challenge to fit them all. Some have oversized hand carry as in like back packer size bags shouldn’t be allowed as handcarry.

My experience with Scoot is very good. Will have no issue flying with Scoot again.

Good flight. The food was served a bit late, hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Excellent meal served with real utensils, cardboard served hot meals instead of plastic utensils and plastic covers. Quick service, friendly and accommodating stewards.

Seating cramped; close to toilet, foul smelling and noisy, very unhygienic and disease risk Free and paid Wi-Fi NOT accessible at all - misleading advertising Very expensive sunglasses disappeared from back seat pouch. Coffee disgusting and cold

When boarding, after business class should be premium economy, but economy class already lined-up at the gate blocking premium economy to board. Singapore airline crew should done a better job to organize this chaos :( Thank you.

It seems paying premium economy does not make difference with economy. No priority boarding, not worthy paying extra$$$ for premium economy.

Plane a little late departing, but not an issue. The pilots humour when he said “I will try to make up some time…. I know a few short cuts to Adelaide” made the passengers chuckle. This is what makes Qantas “Australian”.

I have never had a problem with flying Qantas, so this flight was the same as any other.

After British Airways cancelled my London to Sydney and Virgin Australia refused to refund, there was no ways I would try Virgin Australia again, so it was Qantas - what a good flight experience. So much easier to get off an international flight and get a local flight without having to add extra amounts for baggage

The flight was delayed by 1.5 hours and most of the flights bags were not on the flight. Have also had no communication from QANTAS

I was thrilled with the bottle of water, blanket, pillow, earphones, and little packet of toothbrush, toothpaste, earplugs. I was very satisfied with the meals and snacks and drinks. I alao was very grateful to have a seat that backs up against the lavatory, as it made it very easy to get to the bathroom without being jumped in line, as so often happens in the airplane. Of course that was just a random strike of luck, but it really made a difference.

Food was great. Customer Service not so much! Flight Delays.

The plane was delayed about 3 hours so anything else is immaterial

It was so hot on the plane mixed with being quite turbulent and a rough landing. We all felt very nauseous for hours afterwards. Crew were lovely though.

For a long haul, the flight was good. We left an hour late due to a seat in business class not working. But they made up time and we still got in on time or even early thanks to tailwinds. The crew was friendly. The meals were okay, nothing special.

Internet on internation flights is a basic comodity. Very disappointed. Same entertainment that has been on for the past year. Update your content for frequent flyers

The IFE is quite unconvenient if using our own device. Not all passenger brought their own earphone/headphone.

Ok, but legspace on MH0127 from Kul to Per was too small. It was not possible to tilt my seat which I don't understand because the seat in front of my could do it. So I didn't rest on the flight. Also, the crew was probably understaffed because it took very long time to take trash after the meal. Everything very different from the flight with Malaysian Airlines from London to KL.

Service / food has to be much better. Staff were not very attentive to requests. Requested for a second serve of coke and got a weird look back from the host! Was also told they don’t have extra water bottles when I requested for one before sleep! Dinner time food was very minimum and average.

An overnight Doha to KL. Great sleep, good service and tasty food in business class

chaos boarding. Crew in business class seemed short staffed and lacking in attention to details initially, but did improve during flight.

The cabin was quite noisy as there were lots of children travelling for the school holidays. Found the selection of movies limited.

Delayed, not enough information. Had to ask for refreshments, crew could have been more proactive

The best so far coz this time it was all male steward on the economy cluster. They were polite, efficient & genuinely courteous. They do not judge you when you ask for more food & peanuts.

Delayed for 45 minutes. Don't know what's the issue. Other than that, food was not to my satisfaction. However it's okay.

My first course flight (Aor-Kul) was cancelled in the morning, and they asked me to board the night flight hence I need to transit overnight for the 2nd flight (Kul-Myy) that supposed to be on the same day. The overnight stay was not provided, (I'm traveling with my spouse, a daughter (5 y.o.) and an infant (2 months old). Hence I booked Sama Sama Hotel at my own expense (fortunately using my enrich miles points). Other than this issue, all services is good.

Spesific ,Crew and cabin manager, look after all pax on board despite being in a old A320 equipment.Got free seat upgrade as well,but old style seats, no much comfert on it.But food and the spesific crew, was amazing.maintain airlanka standerd.the cabin manager, who was so much keen,keen operate as per SOP.

Was got free upgrade, on old A320.aircraft is out dated kind of.bt service ,cabin manager, tried there best.and food was excelent.

When flying from Indian Sector, should be more prepared with Indian food

KAYAK Real time status update is not accurate.the flight inbound rejected and go around.and came back and land. Delay abt 30 min.still shows ontime.track ur self if u wana real time.and cabin crew s are nicer. Aircraft is jst ok.old airplane.and in midflight ,seems have some compressor issue.airconditioning was nt work properly either.I could litarary see guests were cheking if AC is working.bt on landing it start to gv cool.which probably some one intentionaly kept .which was so bad.even breathing was bit difficult.otjer than that.for me all ok.

This leg of the trip was smoother than compared to the initial trip. Sri Lankan Airlines still have much work to do to improve the overall travel experience.

The staff was absolutely phenomenal but the other elements of Sri Lankan Airlines need some serious adjustments. The day started off with terrible news that the flight was cancelled from Male and that the plane went to Malta. As an American, when such delays occur, the airlines find suitable ways to accommodate their customers such as putting them in an Airport hotel or lounge while waiting for the next flight. A 1.5 hour trip turned into 12 hours with no accommodations from the Airlines except a ticket to eat breakfast. For such a Billion dollar industry, a cheap breakfast is an insult toward the customer and something greater should have been done.

Very good crew, very efficient. Unfortunately not all items listed in duty free catalog were available.

Many changes need to be addressed from airport check in to flight departure. If they observe other major airlines, then they can expect what Sri Lankan airlines need to update their procedures.

Very professional and well managed. On time, great staff and comfortable.

Smooth takeoff and landing. Best service experience in all our travels over the years. Caring and attentive crew. Loved our flight to and fro.

Delayed for 3 hours, need to pay extra for drinking water.

The OD2204 KUL-LGK was delayed 40 minutes due to air-condition malfuntion, after inspection the technician give green light for the flight to go as usual but the air-condition is still not working properly, passengers complaining to the stewardess but they cannot do anything, I did tweet to @malindoair to complaint but no reply from them … hope this Batik Air is not having problem like Rayani Air and I do hope the management do respond to my complaint as well

Nasi lemak was horrible. Plain white rice, tasteless sambal, no cucumber, no kacang, no ikan bilis. And the chicken was colourless and tasteless, tasted like boiled chicken. Entertainment system didn't work at all.

2 delayed flights - hotel layover in a different country- lost baggage.

Silly to not even offer people water for free when they are paying so much for tickets.

You get what you pay for. It’s functional and gets you from point A to B in good comfort. However, food options are limited and cash only, Crew is a hit and miss .. they get your attention if you reach out.

Good leg room ... air conditioning was a bit warm don't Book row 8 ... no windows

They got to the terminal late, with no one on the arriving flight, boarded us late, and left us sitting there for 2 hours before they got us off the ground. They knew they were going to be late, yet they never got an updated flight plan from their head office until long after the flight was supposed to leave. They could have cut the delay in half, of at least let us stay in the terminal. Really just horrible planning.

The worst kind of budget airline. To be honest....the plane was not that bad. Would have been good to have some food choices and some water. What was by far the worse is the passengers/customers that this airline attracts. Coughing and spluttering all over one another with no masks. Just disgusting. Pay for a better carrier and get a better class of passenger.

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