Book a flight from Larnaca to Colombo with Qatar Airways and travel to the exotic capital of Sri Lanka in optimum comfort and luxury. Relax in spacious seating and enjoy a selection of in-flight services from our exclusive range. Dine on exquisite cuisine created by award-winning chefs. Sit back and enjoy the journey, and land in Colombo feeling thoroughly refreshed.
Colombo is a huge, cultured city, steeped in tradition and full of attractions to explore. The architecture is exotic and stunning; a mixture of influences from the Dutch, British and Portuguese past, while the cuisine boasts spicy and strong flavours for food enthusiasts. Colombo is also a popular stopping-off point for some of the best sandy beaches in the region, and if you’re in the mood for some upmarket shopping, the city’s glitzy malls are world-class.
Located in eastern Cyprus, Larnaca International Airport is the larger of the island’s two main departure and arrival points. Popular with tourists and business travellers alike, it is located 2.5 miles southwest of the city, making it extremely convenient and reducing transfer times to resorts in the east of the island.
Passengers flying from Larnaca with Qatar Airways will find this relatively small but very friendly airport to be extremely efficient, with all of the facilities you would expect from an international airport combined with a warm Cypriot welcome to make the start of your journey as pleasant as possible.
Transportation and parking
The easiest way to travel from Larnaca to the airport is by taxi. These are available 24 hours a day and the journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
Allow an extra 10-15 minutes during peak travel times, especially at weekends. Shuttle services to and from the airport are provided by Kapnos Airport Shuttle and Limassol Airport Express, with mini-bus transport available, which is particularly useful if you are travelling in a larger party.
The main car park and newly upgraded terminal car park area are located in front of the terminal building. There is capacity for up to 2,450 cars for both short and long-term stays.
Arriving at Larnaca
Passengers flying from Larnaca with Qatar Airways depart from the main terminal. The terminal has recently undergone a series of upgrades and despite its compact size is very free flowing and easy to navigate.
There are now 16 boarding bridges, 67 check in counters, 8 self check-in kiosks and 48 departure gates. Allow at least two hours before your flight is due to depart to check in and to clear security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Despite its relatively compact size for an international airport, Larnaca is well equipped with excellent facilities and amenities to make the start of your journey more comfortable.
Recent upgrades mean that the public lounges are well appointed, spacious and comfortable and include a parent and baby changing room. Free Wi-Fi is available in designated areas, and a well stocked retail court sells accessories, Duty free, luxury goods and some local products.
Food and drink vendors offer everything from local delicacies, tea and coffee through to more substantial meals.
Book a flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a cultural melting-pot that is vibrant, and full of character and interesting sights. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city, and manages to retain its traditional cultural identity whilst still being one of the Asia-Pacific region’s fastest-growing economies.
From temples to museums, a selection of galleries that showcase local artists and wonderfully vibrant markets, Colombo is a feast for the senses. A flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways introduces you to this remarkable location.
Filled with museums, cultural icons, distinctive architecture and beautiful open spaces, Colombo is a live representation of Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture that stems from multiple influxes of different ethnic groups and colonial influences.
You can discover more about the various cultures that have influenced the country at the National Museum of Colombo and the Dutch Period Museum.
Other must-see attractions in the city include the Buddhist temples of Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka -- the latter of which is famed for its incredibly tranquil lakeside location.
Traditional Sri Lankan entertainment incorporates intricate shadow puppetry, and one of the more eccentric attractions is the Traditional Puppet Art Museum, where you’ll see delicately crafted puppets and dioramas made by local artists.
Flights to Colombo with Qatar Airways land at Bandaranaike International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Colombo please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LRK)
Voltage: 230 Volts
Plugs: Type D
Language: Sinhala / Tamil / English
International dialing code: +94
More Information: Read our Colombo Travel Guide
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