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Approximate Travel Distance
Approximate Flight Duration
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Popular Airport
8,695 Km
10 hour 50 min
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Dandugama Airport

Cheapest London Colombo Flight Tickets

25 Mar 2024
from £14127

Transportation to London Airport from the City Center

London City Airport

You can use the transportation options such as taxi, train, or car rental services from London City Airport to the London City center. 


You can use the metro from 5.30 am to midnight as the London Underground has an advanced transportation network. You can reach London City Airport directly from the city center with the metro, which ticket prices ranging from £4.80 to £6.


Bus lines in the city center provide transportation to almost every region. The busses also operate at night, so if you consider a bus, you can transfer easily from the airport to the city center. The busses depart from the terminal every 20 minutes and pricing ranges from £5 to £8.


You can take trains directly to the London City Airport from train stations in the city center. Ticket fares range from £5- £10 and there are train passes called Oysters. 

Rental Cars

There are many companies in the city center where you can rent a car. Before your flight, you can call one of the companies to pre-book, or you can contact your hotel and get recommendations for car rental companies. For those who do not want to arrange public transportation times and routes, renting a car is a great option. Besides, for those who want a more comfortable and luxurious ride, there are limousine rental services in the London city center and they also provide airport transfers. 


You can use taxis as another option for transportation. London City Airport is located 11 kilometers from the city center, and taxis are one of the fastest ways. The taxi costs approximately £15 to £25.

Hotel Shuttles

While booking your hotel, you can check if they provide shuttle services from the airport and you can avoid problems arranging your airport transfer. You can contact the related personnel before your flight for more information, and if you have excess baggage, shuttles may be the best option for you. 

Airport Information 

London City Airport, which has been operating for many years, is located 11 kilometers east of the city center. This airport is easily accessible from the city center and provides services such as; car parking lots, car rental companies, restaurants and bars, VIP Lounges, and stores. At London City Airport, passengers’ security, comfort, and other needs are met in the best way possible.


Last Updated: 10 Apr 2017

Gatwick Airport

Trains are the best alternative in terms of cost and time. You can use the Gatwick Express or Southern trains to get to the airport. You can easily access these trains from the Victoria Train Station. The National Express and Easybus buses are a suitable option for those looking for a cheaper method of transportation. Keep in mind it takes over an hour to reach the airport.

Airport Information

Gatwick Airport consists of 2 terminals, the South Terminal and the North Terminal. Both terminals have restaurants, cafes, and stores located within. Enjoy tax-free prices at the World Duty Free shops. For a fee of around 20 pounds you can take advantage of the lounges located in the terminal. You do not have to be a member to enjoy the lounges. While you wait for your flight you can enjoy something to eat, free wireless interest, and spa facilities at the lounge.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Heathrow Airport

If you want to get to the airport from the city center in 15 minutes then get on the Heathrow Express train at Paddington train station. The Heathrow Connect Trains depart from the same place and take about 30 minutes. National Express buses at the Victoria bus stop are another option. Those buses take between 40 and 80 minutes depending on the traffic.

Airport Information

Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, and is made up of 5 terminals, each of which contains stores, restaurants, cafes, and more. There are trains that provide transportation between terminals. You can walk between some of the terminals without having to get on the train. Heathrow Airport is a large airport equipped with souvenir shops, World Duty Free shops, and famous brand name stores like Gucci, Prada, Burberry, BVLGARI, and Hugo Boss.

The airport also features single or double cabins where passengers can relax, sleep for a couple of hours, and even take a shower. These cabins are priced according to the total duration, number of people, and amenities offered. Prices vary between 35-90 pounds. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Luton Airport

The Thameslink and East Midlands trains are the fastest modes of transportation to get to the airport from the city center. Those who are more concerned about the fare than the time it takes can use the Easybus, Greenline 757 or National Express buses. The airport is also accessible by taxi or rental car.

Airport Information

Luton Airport has one terminal that contains shops where you can enjoy duty free shopping, restaurants where you can get a bite to eat, and cafes like Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Colombo City Center from Airport

Sri Lanka's capital city, Colombo, located on the southern part of Asia, is known for its Colombo Harbor, which is frequented by many merchant ships. The rivers and canals in the city add a different beauty and naturalness to the city. Sri Lanka is starting to become a tourist center as a result of the renovated and newly opened buildings thanks to the urban transformation that started in the city.

Transportation in Colombo is provided by many different transportation means. The sympathetic three-wheeled vehicles, special to the city, known tuk-tuk serve at short distances. Other transport options include buses, trains and taxis as well as ferries linking India and the city. Bandaranayike Airport connects Colombo with all the cities in the world.

There are buses that travel at certain intervals during the day from Bandaranayike Airport to the city center. Taxis carry passengers to the city center on a busy pace all day.  


Taxis are very popular as transportation facilities at the airport are limited and buses, which do not work at night, have long intervals. You need to clearly tell the route you want to go to the driver of the taxi, which you can easily take at the airport exit.


There is an express route between the city of Colombo and the airport, which can only be used by buses. Thanks to this special road, bus number 187-E3 can reach the city center in half an hour. In order to take the buses in front of the terminal building you need to buy tickets in advance.

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

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When you search for London-Colombo flights, Wingie directly gathers and compares instant data from all airlines. You can see all London-Colombo flights together for the date you are looking for and choose the most suitable flight.

Which airports can I use for London-Colombo flights?

For London-Colombo flights, you can use City Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport, Windsor and Eton Central Railway Railway Station, Euston Railway Station, King's Cross Railway Station, Paddington Railway Station, St Pancras Railway Station, Tottenham Hale station Railway Station, Victoria station Railway Station, Waterloo International Railway Station as departure airport, and Bandaranaike Intl. Airport, Dandugama Airport, Kelani River Peliyagoda Airport, Ratmalana Airport, Beira Lake Seaplane Base Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from London-Colombo and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between London-Colombo is 8694 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 10 hour 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for London-Colombo flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for London-Colombo flights is Friday.

Which airlines offer direct flights between London-Colombo?

Srilankan Airlines organizes direct flights between London-Colombo.

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