Experience comfort and luxury on flights from Barcelona to Colombo with Qatar Airways. Our modern aircraft and exceptional, award-winning service turns air travel into a positive joy, with ample room for stretching out in supremely comfortable seating, and a range of exclusive services for your enjoyment. A friendly cabin crew is always on hand to cater to your needs, and we serve only the best in-flight cuisine.
Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and most dynamic city, although the actual capital is now Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, to the east of the city centre. As the climate here is tropical, the weather is good for visiting throughout the year. The best way of exploring Colombo is by motorised tri-shaw, with a metered sign on the roof. Don’t miss the splendid National Museum of Colombo and the Dutch Period Museum with its displays of Old Masters.
Spain’s second largest airport serves the culturally important city of Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital and a location that blends a history dating back to Roman times with an ultra-modern facet that’s forward looking and progressive.
Passengers flying from Barcelona with Qatar Airways will experience an efficient and friendly airport housed in a contemporary space that is quintessentially Catalonian in nature.
Excellent retail and dining facilities complete an outstanding passenger experience from start to finish.
Parking and transportation
The RENFE R2 suburban train connects the city centre to Barcelona Airport, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes. The airport railway station is located at Terminal 1, making it convenient for Qatar Airways passengers.
The Aerobus travels from the centre of Barcelona to the airport direct, while local AMB buses also serve both terminals. Taxis are plentiful. There are plenty of car parks available for passengers, with spaces for up to 24,000 cars for T1 passengers alone, including a VIP parking area and both short and long-term options close to the terminals.
Arriving at Barcelona Airport
Passengers flying from Barcelona with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1. This is the fifth largest terminal in the world, with 258 check-in counters, 60 jetways and plenty of space in the lounges and waiting areas.
Because of the sheer size of the terminal it is advisable to arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to depart, and to check the information boards on arrival.
Facilities and amenities
Amenities at the airport are excellent, with a good selection of retail outlets and restaurants, as well as good business facilities. Paid-for Wi-Fi hotspots are dotted around the public areas, with the first 15 minutes of use free.
Disabled passengers are well catered for, with full access to all areas of the terminal, including disabled parking. For food lovers, there is a choice of excellent restaurants serving international cuisine, or indulge in a little local flavour at one of the many tapas vendors.
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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