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Most flights to Sri Lanka land at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), which serves as the point of arrival. If you wish to connect to some of the well-known cities in Sri Lanka, such Katunayake, Negombo, Minuwangoda, and Kandana, the Bandaranaike International Airport is a perfect place to land.
The bulk of business travellers to Sri Lanka prefer to fly through CMB Airport, despite the fact that various airports, like Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) and Castlereigh Reservoir Airport (NUF), offer long-haul flights to the country. Because of its closeness to Colombo City, which doubles as Sri Lanka's capital and contains the majority of the nation's corporate offices, CMB is a well-liked airport for travellers on business trips.
Colombo Airport (CMB) can be reached in 4 different ways: by bus, taxi, vehicle, or towncar. The easiest and most economical method to get to Colombo from Colombo Airport is via bus, although it takes longer, 46 minutes. The cab ride, which takes 26 minutes, is the quickest transportation method.
Given its history and past, you can find cheap connections from the UK to Sri Lanka. For this reason, many of the cheapest flight routes from Canada to Sri Lanka have a layover at one of London's airports in the UK.
The vast majority of international flights to Sri Lanka arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) which is located about 30 km north of the nation's capital, Colombo. Domestic airlines such as Cinnamon Air offer connections to smaller domestic airports across the island.
If you are flying from the west coast, the most convenient connection might include a layover at one of Asia's major travel hubs. Consider checking flights with Asian carriers such as Cathay Pacific, offering flights from Vancouver to Colombo with a stop at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).
Sri Lanka is still predominantly a cash-based society, even though credit cards should be accepted at mid-range and high-end hotels and restaurants. You can find ATMs and currency exchange offices at the airport and throughout major cities.
Sri Lanka's south coast boasts some famous surf spots such as the beaches of Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Weligama. As these beaches are approximately 150 km from Bandanaraike International Airport, consider renting a car at the airport and travelling south on the Southern Expressway (E01).
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Singapore Airlines provides the most reliable service out of all the airlines that connect Sri Lanka and Canada. If you want to boost the reliability of buying tickets from Canada to Sri Lanka, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the finest choice to take into account as your departure airport. This airport serves as a hub for a number of airlines that provide international flights to Sri Lanka.
Flying into CMB Airport is something you might want to do if you're visiting Sri Lanka and intend to attend local sporting events. The largest and capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo City, is where the majority of the country's stadiums are found. Particularly on weekends, you can watch your favorite regional sporting events at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium and NR Premadasa Sports Pavilion. The existence of the rail system, taxis, buses, and rental cars allows for the accessibility of these stadiums from CMB Airport.
Canadian citizens need a tourist visa to visit Sri Lanka. For short stays of up to 30 days, you can apply for a tourist visa online. Be aware that the cost for this visa is approximately 6.148 LKR (47 CAD) and your passport has to be valid for 6 months beyond your expected departure from Sri Lanka. If you wish to stay longer, you can apply for the visa directly at a Sri Lankan government facility in Canada.
There are no direct connections between Canada and Sri Lanka, so plan for at least one layover along the way. The national carriers Air Canada and Sri Lankan Airlines offer one-stop flights from major Canadian airports, such as Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). You might also find convenient one-stop flights to Sri Lanka provided by Middle Eastern companies such as Emirates and Qatar Airways, with a layover in their respective hubs.
Udawalawe National Park is located on the south side of the island and is easily accessible from Mawella Lagoon Airport (DIW) in Dickwella. After you arrive at Bandanaraike International Airport in Colombo, you can catch a connecting flight to Mawella Lagoon Airport with the national carrier Cinnamon Air. From there, expect a 1h drive by taxi or car to the national park.
If you want to climb the famous rock and visit the palace ruins at the top, you can fly into Sigiriya Airport (GIU) which is located near the city of Dambulla. A regular bus service connects Dambulla to the Lion Rock and costs 45 LKR (approximately 0.80 CAD). The national carrier Cinnamon Air also offers flights from Bandanaraike International Airport to Sigiriya Airport.
An average direct flight from Canada to Sri Lanka takes 29h 41m, covering a distance of 13554 km. The most popular route is Toronto - Colombo with an average flight time of 21h 50m.
The cheapest ticket to Sri Lanka from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,567. The most popular route is Toronto Pearson Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,567.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sigiriya (100% of total searches to Sri Lanka).
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