Flying from Dubai to Colombo with flydubai

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Fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka’s colourful capital, in under five hours with flydubai. We operate direct flights to the ocean front city from Dubai every day, meaning you can choose a time to suit you.

You’ll fly from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), with a direct journey time of 4 hours 30 minutes. Throughout every stage of your journey, we’ll make your flight as efficient and comfortable as possible. Once in the sky, you can indulge in a spot of duty-free shopping, surf the net with our onboard Wi-Fi and make the most of your personal inflight touchscreen, packed full of entertainment choices.

Whether you’re travelling at dusk or dawn, you can pre-order food from our extensive onboard menu. Inspired by cuisine from all corners of the globe, dishes range from a Goan-style fish curry to a chicken kiev filled with garlic butter.

Dubai to Colombo

  • We operate up to two direct flights every day to Sri Lanka’s capital from Dubai.
  • You’ll sail over Oman, the Arabian Sea and India, before touching down in Colombo.
  • A direct flight from Dubai to Colombo will take approximately 4 hrs 30 minutes.

Your journey

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Dubai International Airport (DXB) will be the starting point of your Colombo adventure, which is really easy to reach. You can either take a quick cab, jump on the bus or drive there yourself and park at the terminal. Checking in is simple too, with the choice of online check-in, self-service kiosks or terminal counters.

Once checked in, sail through security and enjoy Terminal 2’s facilities before you board. DXB has free Wi-Fi throughout all of its buildings, so you can browse the web to your heart’s content. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of places to enjoy a quick bite to eat and drink.

Arrive into CMB and Colombo’s city centre is just a 35 minute drive away. For your transfer, you can either order a taxi from the desk in the arrival lobby, catch a shuttle bus from the terminal or hire a car with flydubai. Alternatively, there’s a luxury express train which runs from the airport to Colombo Secretariat Station.

Discover Colombo

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Buddha statues in Seema Malaka temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

If you’re seeking a vibrant destination, Colombo will not disappoint. The Sri Lankan capital blends colonial heritage with cosmopolitan flair. You can expect a unique medley of cutting-edge galleries and sleek hotels amongst historic architecture and beautiful temples. Once you’ve explored the urban jungle, take a day trip south to explore the island’s best beach resorts.

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