Colombo Airport Guide to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport - CMB

Colombo Airport - Sri Lanka (CMB)

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It is located 33 km north of Colombo (in a suburb of Negombo). The Airport was named after former SWRD Bandaranaike Prime Minister. 


In 2017, 9,805,045 passengers used the CMB airport. The airport is currently being expanded to handle 15 million passengers.

Terminals + info

Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), has three terminals: the International Terminal (T1) and the domestic terminal (T3) and one cargo terminal. Terminal 2 is under construction, it’s planned to be finished by 2019.


- Terminal 1: It has 12 gates and handles international flights until the opening of Terminal 2. Arrival and departure areas are separated horizontally. More info


- Terminal 2: It is planned to open in 2019 to handle international flights.


- Terminal 3: It handles domestic flights. Arrivals and departures are separated horizontally. More info


Arrivals and Departures levels of the terminals offer different services and facilities as Duty-Free shops, Lounges, Shops, Restaurants, hotels, among others.

Future Developments

The airport is currently being expanded to be able to serve up to 15 million passengers. The project is called "Phase II Stage 2" and is being funded by Japanese Government.


New Terminal

A two tier passenger terminal with arrivals and departures physically separated as found in most modern airports will also be constructed.


New Runway

The government has decided to invest on a second runway at the airport, enabling the A380 to land in Colombo, but the calendar to do that has not been announced yet.

Lost and Found

Phone: 011 225 2861 - Ext. 3048

Transport + info

Colombo Airport has the following means of transportation available for their passengers:


Bus: There are direct express buses from the airport to Colombo central bus stand in 60 minutes. More info


Shuttle: Shuttle bus services or private transportation is one of the best options but you will have to book it in advance.


Train: There is rail line linking the airport to Colombo called "Colombo Airport Express Rail" and operates as a shuttle. The station is not at the terminal itself. More info


Taxi: The Airport Taxi Service operates with a fleet of over 600 vehicles. The phone number is +94 (11) 2252861 Ex. 3097. More info


Car rental: Rent your car prior your arrival at Colombo Airport. Compare prices through our search engine and book your car.


Address: Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, SRI LANKA
Telephone: +94 11 226 4444

Colombo Airport in numbers

- 9.8 Million passengers in 2017 and 58,460 aircraft movements.

- 1.2 Million transit passengers

- 39 check-in desks

- 2 operating terminals

- 1 new terminal under construction

- Over 27 airlines

- 45 destination cities

- 1 runway (04/22 3350m long)

- 3445 employees

- 1st busiest airport in Sri Lanka

- Busiest routes: Male, Chennai, Dubai, Singapore and Doha.

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