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Travel in comfort and style on flights from Boston to Colombo with Qatar Airways. Relax in spacious, specially designed seating, and sample dishes from an award-winning menu of delicious gourmet cuisine. Throughout your flight to Sri Lanka’s exotic and colourful capital, you can also take your pick of a complete range of luxury services from our exclusive in-flight collection, brought to you by our friendly and attentive cabin crew. Thoroughly relaxed and refreshed by the time you land, you will arrive in Colombo ready to explore this dynamic city.
Colombo is a hop-off destination known for its sandy beaches.. It also has a long and distinguished history as a major regional port, positioned on the trade routes between the East and West, and is known to have been favoured by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in succession. These ruling elites all left their marks in a fascinating mix of colonial architecture and cultural influences, some of which you’ll find in display at the National Museum.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the largest airport in New Hampshire and serves the north east of the United States, including the Boston metropolitan area.
It is both a U.S. and international transport hub, connecting to destinations across the United States and beyond. The emphasis is on the passenger experience, and customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways will find this to be a quietly efficient and welcoming airport, making it a pleasant place to start any journey.
Transportation and parking
Logan International Airport is well served by public transport, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a metro service right into the heart of the airport.
Buses also run by the MBTA and the Silverline service run into the centre of Boston, with a journey time of between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. The Boston Water Taxi runs to and from Logan Dock, and is a pleasant alternative to overland transport. Taxis are easily arranged by your hotel concierge and a limousine service can also be pre-booked.
At the airport
Customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. Departures leave from the third level, while level 2 is for passport control.
Several lounges are available for customers, including First class and Business class executive lounge areas. As with all U.S. airports, security is incredibly tight, so allow extra time to check-in and clear security and customs checks.
Facilities and amenities
Logan International Airport has excellent facilities, and thanks to recent upgrades these are now regarded as some of the best in the U.S. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with good, stable connectivity.
Conference facilities are provided by the on-site hotels, and the Boston Convention Center is just 5km from the airport. Restaurants and cafés provide an excellent selection of food and beverage, including international cuisine, on-the-go snacks as well as drinks and fast food.
Shopping and retail is good, with Duty Free available and a selection of outlets selling fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. Other amenities include baby-changing facilities, a public art space and kids’ play areas in some terminals.
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