Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo International Airport (CMB)

Get your trip off to a flying start with 6E at Colombo International Airport. From check-in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.

Colonial architecture, picturesque beaches and delicious food have made Colombo one of the most popular travel destinations across the world. Apart from the rich legacy, this port city has a lot more to offer. For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Colombo destination guide.

  • 35km away from the city.
  • Colombo Airport offers round the clock arrival and departure so that you can travel at your convenience.

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Mandatory web check-in

It is mandatory for all passengers to check-in online 48 hours to 60 min before flight departure. Please check the applicable rules of the arrival city and state before travelling.

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Terminal Information

Colombo International Airport, colloquially known as Katunayake Airport is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. IndiGo now provides direct connectivity between Colombo and Chennai & Bengaluru along with seamless connectivity to many other destinations.

This airport comprises of three terminals - T1 the International Terminal, T3 domestic terminal and a cargo terminal.


This terminal handles international flights and comprises 12 boarding gates with the arrival and departure separated horizontally.

Terminal 3

This terminal is for domestic fights wherein the arrival and departure area are separated.


Airport Facilities

Colombo Airport provides with the following facilities for your smoother travel:
Free trolleys.
ATM and Cash Machines.
Currency exchange counters.
Child Care Area.
Prayer room.
Smoking room
Free Medical Facilities.
Assistance for differently-abled/elderly passengers.
Luggage storage and lockers
Lost and Found Baggage Services.
Car Rental Services, Pre-paid Taxi Services.
Post office.

Things to Do

While you wait at the Colombo Airport, spend your time:

  • Shopping at Duty-Free shops to satisfy your shopping bug.
  • Picking up your heart’s desires for apparels, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, toys, souvenirs, electronics, and jewellery.
  • Relaxing at the Massage Parlors, spa and even salons, another reason to reach early for a flight.

Visa and Immigration

Indian passport holders travelling to Colombo required to apply for an online visa. Sri Lanka will issue an Electronic Travel Authorization which allows Indians to visit the country for 30 days. Indians of over 12 years of age are charged $20 as the visa application fee, and you can only apply upto two months before your date of departure.

While this section is for Indian passport holders looking for information about visas and entry requirements for visiting Colombo, and may also be helpful for citizens of other countries. Other nationals are requested to ensure that you check whether your destination requires a visa or other documentation in plenty of time before you travel, just in case you need to apply.

To ensure a hassle-free and seamless travel, here is a detailed information about the Sri Lanka visa –


Hotels near Colombo Airport


Serendiva Transit Hotel Located inside the airport on the 2nd level


Airport City Hotel Katunayake, Sri Lanka


Airport City Hub Hotel Katunayake, Sri Lanka


Empyrean Hotel Airport, Minuwangoda Rd, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

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