How to reach Sri Lanka

Travel Options

By Air

The easiest way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a flight from India and reaching there probably on the same day of your departure. Sri Lanka has a busy international airport and it is called the Bandaranaike Internal Airport. Located in Colombo, Sri Lankan flights from the major countries of the world arrive here. There are flights from India, Europe, Asia, Middle-East and Australia to Sri Lanka. However, as congestion increased, there was a need to tackle the increased air traffic and provide better immigration to tourists. That’s why the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport was inaugurated in the 2013 to cater to the increasing demand of tourist influx. The airport is located in the Mattala town in the southern most region of the country. However, the airport soon witnessed very less patronage and only a few flights from the Middle-East fly to this airport. Due to this, the airport is known as the emptiest international airport, making the airport in Colombo prominent among tourists. Flights from Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad are aplenty with major airlines plying day in and day out. For better understanding, check out the table for the average cost per person from different airports and their respective durations. Frequent Flight Names: Air India, Jet Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Spice Jet and Vistara Biggest Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport

By Road & Train

Being a separate island country away from India, Sri Lanka is completely inaccessible by train and road. If you are traveling on a short budget, you can come down to any of the Indian cities that have flights to Sri Lanka by road or by train and board Sri Lankan flights from there. This will help you save on your expenses and do more when you are in the new land.

By Sea

There used to be ferry services from Chennai to Colombo that carried tourists from one country to the other at economic rates. However, the services were suspended indefinitely in 2011 for various reasons. Now, there are just a few ships that operate from Mumbai port that take you to Colombo on a luxurious cruise-liner. The 7-day cruise departs at Mumbai and reaches Colombo, taking you to all the essential destinations like Kandy and Nuwara Eliya along the way. The prices depend on the luxury class you intend to travel in and also feature a few adventure and water sports during the course of the cruise. The packages also feature a number of live shows and entertainment options on board and feature a fixed itinerary with preplanned places to see and things to do. Though cruise ships are fun, the best way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a direct flight from the Indian cities. Since the seas also get violent during storms and monsoons, it is best to go for flights when you are looking for a fun holiday.

Transportation in sri lanka

Commuting within Srilanka

There are many ways to commute in Srilanka. Now that the transportation options are sorted, we will help you with your Srilanka Visa Application as well. . They have local buses that move you from one location to another.

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