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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

Full Airport Name

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport


Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Airport Code


Country Code



197 33 2424 (general information) or 197 33 1377/2377 (flight information)




Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 5.5


The airport is amid 32km (20 miles) from the city

Driving Directions

Most hotels and bout operators action carriage from the airport; if accessible affirm in advance.

Car Parking

There are two parking areas. The terminal affront esplanade can board 400 vehicles. A alien car park, about 300m (984ft) from the terminal, is beyond and offers cheaper parking.

Car Hire

There are several car appoint companies at the airport, but none of the better all-embracing operators are present.

Public Transport

Road: Buses and taxis are accessible at the airport, and there is a alternation base nearby, but visitors are brash to align their own transportation. Taxi: Taxis are accessible alfresco the terminal. The airport auto account (tel: 112 252 861, ext 3097) operates a adverse in the accession hall's close antechamber and has a agile of over 600 vehicles. Bus: An intercity bus account operates from the airport. Buses leave for Colombo every 30 minutes.

Information and Help Desks

The advice board is amid on the aboriginal attic of the terminal building. In accession to alms advice apropos to biking or the airport's facilities, it additionally has fax and photocopying accessories for use by travellers.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Six banks accomplish at the accession antechamber accouterment bill barter facilities. A column appointment is additionally available. Telephone booths can be begin in the arrival, abandonment and alteration areas. A communications adverse is amid in the alteration lounge with all-embracing absolute dialling and fax facilities. Eating and drinking: A restaurant run by Sri Lankan Airlines is amid in the alteration lounge and serves bounded and all-embracing cuisine. Another restaurant that serves snacks, commons and hot and algid beverages is amid in the abandonment lobby. Shopping: Several duty-free shops are accessible in the accession and abandonment halls affairs a array of products, including electrical and cyberbanking items, wines and spirits, handicrafts, cottony items, jewellery, perfumes and teas. Luggage: Travellers visiting Sri Lanka for up to 45 canicule can booty advantage of the airport's band accoutrements ability (tel: 112 252 861, ext 3019). The accoutrements will be arrested by community and airport aegis and will again be closed and transferred to the abandonment terminal breadth it will be stored until your abutting flight. Inquiries about absent baggage should be directed either to the advice board or to the airline office. Other facilities: A aboriginal aid centre staffed with able nurses is amid in the accession clearing area. Fully air-conditioned day apartment with absorbed toilets are accessible in the accession and abandonment halls for alteration cartage who ambition to amplitude out and rest. Shower apartment are additionally available, in the alteration lounge.

Conference and Business Facilities

A business centre is amid on the arena floor, in the alteration hall. All-embracing absolute dialling, fax and photocopiers are available. In addition, there are four business and aboriginal chic lounges at the airport.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Special abetment to wheelchair users, cartage on stretchers and cartage travelling for medical affidavit is available. Call for added advice (tel: 197 332 382).


There are no hotels at the airport. The Hilton Colombo Residence (tel: (0)11 534 4644) is amid in the burghal centre, 35 account from the airport. A shuttle bus runs from the airport to the auberge bristles times a day.