Book flights from Manchester 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.
Enjoy comfort and convenience when you travel to Sri Lanka’s premier city on one of the regular flights from Manchester to Colombo with Qatar Airways. The amount of legroom you’ll enjoy is exceptional, allowing plenty of space to stretch out and our list of award-winning in-flight services will keep you happily occupied for much of the journey. The quality of the in-flight cuisine is also a big hit with passengers.
Colombo’s tropical climate makes it ideal for a visit at any time of the year, and the city certainly has enough natural and cultural attractions to keep people coming back time and again. The best way to explore its museums and monuments such as the National Museum of Colombo and the Sapumal Foundation gallery is by tri-shaw, the traditional and fun mode of transport here.
Flying from Manchester
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.