Book flights from Edinburgh to Colombo with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Colombo
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.
Flying from Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland. Despite being a busy air transport hub, it still manages to retain a friendly, personal feel than many other large airports.
It’s easy to navigate your way around the complex, which makes checking-in and finding your flight departure point quick and easy. You’ll find the staff incredibly friendly and helpful, and flying from Edinburgh with Qatar Airways is a great way to start your journey in a relaxed and comfortable way.
Transportation and parking
A dedicated 24/7 airport bus service, Airlink (Service 100), runs from outside the terminal building (stance 19) to Edinburgh city centre every 10 minutes. The buses have Wi-Fi access on-board, so passengers can spend their journey time checking emails.
The Edinburgh Tram system also connects the airport to the city centre. Taxis are available outside the main entrance. Parking is located right outside the terminal, so it’s only a short walk to check-in. There are two parking options: a covered multi-storey car park and a surface parking area. A pre-book service is available for parking, which can save up to 65 percent on the cost.
Arriving at Edinburgh International Airport
The departure check-in desks are located immediately in front of the main entrances.
Security is very tight at the airport, so ensure that all baggage is packed correctly and that you do not have any of the listed banned items in your bags. Check-in can be done online or at the airline check-in desks. If you are flying with Qatar Airways from Edinburgh you should check in at least three hours before your flight is due to leave.
Facilities and amenities
Edinburgh International Airport has a good selection of shops and retail outlets, including wellness products, beauty and manicure services, duty-free and travel goods. There are also outlets that specialise in Scottish products, so you can pick up a souvenir of your vacation in Scotland.
A range of amenities from baby-care areas to banking are also available. A selection of eateries, restaurants and cafés serve everything from Japanese Sushi and seafood to on-the-go snacks and coffee.
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