Fly to Sri Lanka

Travel to one of the most spectacular islands on the planet when you book a flight to Sri Lanka. From dazzling beaches to lush hillsides, spellbinding temples to mouth-watering cuisine, the country manages to offer everything you could ever dream of for a holiday.

Ready to jet off an adventure of a lifetime? flydubai can take you to either Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, or the beautiful district of Hambantota. Our flights depart from locations all around the world, with both Economy and Business Class seats available. We’ve also rolled out online check-in at more than 50 airport locations alongside our traditional counter services to improve your check-in experience.

There’s entertainment in abundance onboard our Boeing 737-800 aircrafts. Award-winning WiFi is yours to enjoy, duty free goodies are readily available and your own personal touchscreen hosts movies, music, games and more..

We’ve also developed a globally-inspired menu so that you can enjoy a taste of the world as you fly towards Sri Lanka. No matter what time of day you take off, we’ve got you covered.

Things to do

Explore the idyllic coastline


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Fringed by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s beaches are as close to paradise as they come. No matter where you are on the island, you’re never too far from golden stretches of sand.

Head into the wild


Bounce along the golden tracks of Uda Walawe National Park and experience one of the best jeep safaris in Sri Lanka. Venture through grasslands and bush forests to observe elephants, leopards, wild buffalo and spotted deer in their natural habitat.

Conquer the country’s natural wonders

Widely known as the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriya, aka Lion Rock, is Sri Lanka’s most jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scale the steep staircases and venture up more than 1,200 steps to the top of this dramatic rocky outcrop. The stunning green-tinged views are worth the climb alone, but you’ll also find historic ruins and ancient graffiti when you reach the summit.

A guide to Sri Lanka

Be prepared to be spellbound as soon as you step foot onto the island of Sri Lanka. This dreamy Indian Ocean destination packs a lot into its modest borders, managing to ignite all the senses. Taste firecracker curries, enjoy the scent of freshly grilled fish, see gigantic reclining Buddhas and listen to the roar of the magnificent ocean.

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Soak up ancient history and colourful culture


Sri Lanka’s rich 2,000 year history means there’s culture to be discovered in all corners of the island. Galle is one of the country’s best preserved water-side colonial towns, awash with Dutch-style buildings, rambling lanes and an impressive fortress. Leave the coast behind and journey several hours north to discover the heart of the island. Here you’ll find Polonnaruwa, home to the finest collection of ancient Sinhalese art in the country, and the magical caves temples of Dambulla, a treasure trove of Buddhist statues, shrines and murals. No trip to Sri Lanka’s centre would be complete without a visit to neighbouring Kandy. A two hour drive from Dambulla, the colourful colonial city is where you’ll find the sacred Temple of the Tooth, said to contain a tooth of Buddha himself.

Discover natural beauty that knows no bounds


Golden sands await in the south-east corner of Sri Lanka. Tangalle embodies island paradise, where wide sandy beaches nudge sapphire waters and are dotted with coconut trees. Further up the coast you’ll find Arugam Bay, the best place to chase the surf in Sri Lanka. If you’re searching for a more sedate activity, hop on a boat at Kalpitiya and speed out into the dazzling Indian Ocean to spot blue whales and pods of spinner dolphins. Sri Lanka’s natural appeal doesn’t begin and end along its coastline though. Jump aboard one of the country’s colourful trains and experience one of the most beautiful rides of your life. Journey through lush tea plantations, spot soaring summits and stop off at the charming country village of Ella for incredible treks, magical waterfalls and mystical temples.

Feast on a melting-pot of cuisines

Rice and curry comprise the backbone of Sri Lanka’s cuisine, with a lip-smacking array of flavours influenced by the Indian, Arabian, Malaysian, Portuguese, Dutch and English that once ruled the land. From fiery coconut curries to fresh shrimp fritters, Sri Lanka offers a stellar gastro line-up that won’t disappoint.

Useful information

Visa

Depending on where you’re flying in from, you may need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. It’s best to check before you fly.

Currency

While you’re in Sri Lanka, you’ll use the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Frequently used notes include: ₨10, ₨20, ₨50, ₨100, ₨500, ₨1000, ₨2000, ₨5000.

Language

Sinhalese and Tamil are Sri Lanka’s principal languages, with English also widely spoken.

Weather

The country’s tropical climate means it’s usually warm all year round, with average lows of 24°C from October to March and highs of 35°C in the summer. Monsoon season varies according to location on the island. Rain arrives in south-west Sri Lanka from May to September, whereas the north-east experiences wet weather between October and January.

Getting around

Arrive into Sri Lanka and you’ll find there are plenty of ways to get around the country. Taxis, buses, and trains offer cheap and quick travel options, plus car hire is also available, so you can get behind the wheel and explore the island in all its glory.

Airport information

flydubai operates out of two airports in Sri Lanka. Either book a flight to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI), found just 15 kilometres north of Hambantota, or jet into Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), a 35-minute journey from the capital’s centre.

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