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The city of Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka, so it is not surprising that Bandaranaike International Airport is the largest and busiest in the country. Being the only international airport in Sri Lanka it is very busy. Like many large airports throughout the world, it is actually located a short distance from the city, 22 miles (35 km) to be exact, north of Colombo in Katunayake. Tour the area freely with car hire at Colombo Airport. It's the most convenient, and safest way to get around.
This airport offers an array of amenities comparable to those of other international airports. There are two restaurants, located in the departure lobby and the transit lounge. The transit lounge also provides day rooms and shower rooms. In the arrival lobby there are six banks which offer full exchange services to fliers.
Airport facilities also include a post office, bar, and duty free shops. The Colombo Airport Lounge, is available to travellers with membership in a participating program or those flying first class. The information desk provides a photocopy machine and a fax machine that can be used by all passengers.
Travelling from the airport to your hotel is also made simple at Colombo Airport. There are buses and taxis, as well as rental cars that can also include the services of a driver who knows the local area. A train station is also located close to the airport. However, most of the prominent hotels and tours also offer transportation to and from the airport. Remember, when travelling internationally, it is best to arrange and confirm your arrangements personally prior to your arrival.
When landing at the airport, if you have booked a hire car you will need to locate the suppliers desk to collect your keys. With the use of your own vehicle, you can see many of the wonderful attractions located throughout Colombo and beyond. We offer a large selection of rental cars at cheap prices, so book car hire at Colombo Airport with us and save time queuing on arrival.