Book flights from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt
One of the world’s leading financial centres, Frankfurt is a thriving city that also has plenty of cultural attractions.
It is well served by its incredibly efficient airport, which has a reputation for excellence and is regarded as one of Europe’s main air transport hubs.
Passengers flying from Frankfurt with Qatar Airways will find a clean, incredibly well run airport where staff are keen to ensure that the passenger experience is a particularly good one. Facilities are exceptional, particularly for business passengers.
Transportation and parking
The Regional Train Station (platforms 1-3) is located beneath Terminal 1. From here, S-Bahn commuter trains run to and from the centre of Frankfurt, with a journey time of 15 minutes from the city’s central station to the airport.
Platforms 4-7 are for long-distance trains from other locations such as Cologne, making this a convenient airport for passengers travelling from across Germany. Regular buses and shuttles run from the centre of Frankfurt and take approximately 15 minutes. Taxis are plentiful and take around 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic and the time of day.
Parking for around 14,000 vehicles is available in multi-storey buildings and a long-term parking area is located south of the runways with a regular shuttle bus linking to the terminals.
Arriving in Frankfurt
Passengers flying from Frankfurt with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1, Concourse B. The Departures level including check-in counters is on the upper floor. Allow at least 1-2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to clear check in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
The sheer scale of amenities at Frankfurt, particularly for business travellers, is exceptional. The ‘Airport City’ offers a complete business centre as well as shopping, relaxation and hotel services.
The Airport City Mall near Terminal 1 has a complete range of national and international retailers, including luxury brands and high-end goods.
Children’s play areas keep the younger travellers happy, while an outstanding selection of refreshment vendors, restaurants and on-the-go snacks cater to passengers’ food and drink needs. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport and is free for the first 30 minutes.
Find yourself in one of the most beautiful cities in the Indies, with flights from Frankfurt to Colombo with Qatar Airways providing you with all the comforts you need during the flight. These include spacious seating, a menu of award-winning delicious cuisine and thousands of in-flight entertainment options. Our award-winning service is designed to take you to your destination in comfort and style, making the journey itself a thoroughly pleasurable experience.
The capital of Sri Lanka is now a major tourist destination. Its numerous parks and fountains are a reminder to visitors that this was once known as the Garden City of the East, and today you can also find top hotel chains and designer malls alongside age-old markets and the picturesque old colonial mansions. When you come to Colombo with Qatar Airways you’ll discover a modern and vibrant yet in many ways still traditional city.