How to Reach Sri Lanka

Rolling coastal plains, far-extending beaches and tropical climate – that’s how Sri Lanka is known to many. As you delve deeper, there are hills with rainforests and ageless ruins along with uplifting Buddhist culture and rich biodiversity hubs that are equally enchanting. The teardrop-shape island in the Indian Ocean promises a vacation class-apart.

Bandaranaike International Airport near the national capital Colombo is the main air access point in Sri Lanka. There are direct flights from the cities in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London-Heathrow and more.

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is another airport, though with limited international connectivity. Domestic airports in the country include Ratmalana (with occasional international flights), Ampara, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Koggala and Batticaloa.

Though Sri Lanka is not connected to the outside world by rail and road, the country has impressive rail and road networks connecting all major cities, regions and tourist hubs. Expressways, national highways and other roads are in good condition. The best road transport modes include buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws. One may also rent a car or motorcycle, which requires temporary Sri Lankan license and paperwork.   

Cruise companies operate ships from a number of locations like Maldives to reach Sri Lanka at the ports like Colombo and Hambantota. Get in touch with SOTC for important details or to book flights/cruises for your Sri Lanka holiday package.

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