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Why visiting Sri Lanka?

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is renowned for its incredible wildlife, pristine beaches, flavoursome cuisine and amazing architecture. Throw in luxury hotels, warm hospitality and a tropical climate and it’s not hard to see why flights to Sri Lanka are becoming increasingly more popular. Whether you want to lounge on peaceful stretches of sparkling white sands, take a trip to one of the country’s famous tea plantations, get up close to leopards in the national parks or admire the ancient ruins, here’s why you should book tickets to Sri Lanka.

If you’re looking at planning a trip to Sri Lanka, the country’s main airport, Bandaranaike International Airport is located in the city of Colombo. You can fly to Sri Lanka from a variety of destinations across the world including LondonSingapore, Bangkok and Sydney, making it easy to find flights to Sri Lanka to suit you. As well as being a gateway to the rest of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a bustling city that has plenty to offer. Combining old-school charm with the modern day, you can expect colonial architecture, street food stalls and tuk tuks, alongside swanky hotels and fine dining. Another popular city in Sri Lanka is Galle, known for its impressive fort, historic streets and abundance of restaurants and cafes. From Galle you can also head to nearby Marissa, a coastal known with beautiful beaches, luxury hotels and lively nightlife. Many visitors also visit Kandy, a city with a strong religious significance where you can find sacred temples and colonial architecture.

Along with the island’s beautiful beaches, flights to Sri Lanka are popular with those wanting to see the country’s impressive landmarks. The dramatic ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions, along with the Cave Temples in Dambulla, a temple complex with many Buddha statues and murals, the Galle Dutch Fort, a fortified walled town founded in the 16th century, and the Temple of Sacred Tooth, a colourful 16th century Buddhist temple. For history lovers, a trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is also a must where you can see the impressive ruins of the Sacred Quadrangle. As well as its landmarks, Sri Lanka has plenty of exciting attractions. From the Yala National Park where you can find leopards along with many other incredible animals, to the Knuckles Mountain Range where you can enjoy a breathtaking hike, there’s plenty of things to do in Sri Lanka.

A beautiful destination with a rich history, vibrant culture and an abundance of attractions, Sri Lanka should be on everyone’s bucket list. Book flights to Sri Lanka today and start planning the perfect trip.

Top Cities to Visit in Sri Lanka

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Flight Information to Sri Lanka

Cheapest direct flight price

£379

Cheapest return ticket price

£482

Cheapest month

January

Peak season for travel

October

Popular airline

Air India

Cheapest month

June

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FAQ

  • Which month has the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka?

    June has the cheapest flights to Sri Lanka and the average cost is £617. This information is for reference only.
  • What are the most popular airlines for flights to Sri Lanka?

    SriLankan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airwaysare the most popular airlines flying to Sri Lanka.
  • How long are flights to Sri Lanka?

    It takes approximately 12 hours 58 minutes minutes to fly to Sri Lanka. This information is for reference only.