Colombo airport (CMB)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Colombo airport (CMB)

Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as Katunayake Airport and opened in 1967, serves the city of Colombo and is the busiest in Sri Lanka. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with international destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (international flights) and Terminal 3 (domestic flights). Open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 10.8 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +94 112 264 444. E-mail: [email protected] Information counters in the Arrivals and Departures levels. In the Arrivals Hall there is also a tourist office.


The airport is located in the city of Katunayake, 35 km (22 miles) to the north of Colombo.

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Public and private transportation

Bus - A shuttle service operates every 15 minutes to a station located 500 meters away from the enclosure, where you can board intercity buses. Line 187 from SLTB (Tel +94 112 581 120) runs to Colombo central station (Pettah) every 30 min. and leaves from the airport's car park. Journey time is approximately 25 min. More information

Taxi - Airport Taxi Service (Tel +94 112 252 861 ext. 3097) has a counter in the Arrivals Hall and ranks are found outside the terminal. You can take an air-conditioned cab, which is more expensive. The trip to the city centre takes 45 minutes.


Car rental agencies

In the Arrivals area there are offices from the following companies:

Casons (Tel +94 114 377 366 / 777 312 500)
Europcar (Tel +94 763 780 729 - weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Kings Rent A Car (Tel +94 112 889 860 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm)
Malkey Rent A Car (Tel +94 112 365 365)
Sixt (Tel +94 112 870 870 - 24 hours a day)


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Parking services at Colombo airport (CMB)

Inside the grounds there are three outdoor areas. Fees

Terminal Car Park - Located opposite the main building.
Remote Car Park & New Car Park - Found 300 meters away from the terminal, they offer lower prices.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are elevators, adapted toilets and wheelchairs by request. Passengers requiring additional assistance should inform their airline about their needs in advance.

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Latest updates: July 01, 2019