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Colombo Ratmalana Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Colombo Ratmalana Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Colombo Ratmalana Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large international airport with clean facilities, friendly staff and two separate terminals for domestic and international flights. A new terminal, for international flights, under currently construction. A small variety of pricey shops and restaurants are available, but most are open 24 hours.
  • The Left Luggage department is almost always full to capacity and may not accept your luggage for storage.
  • TONS of mosquitoes outside of the terminal. Some of them make their way inside. Dengue fever and malaria are contractible here, so make sure to wear mosquito repellent!
  • WiFi is available. See our WiFi section below for details.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.


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Colombo Ratmalana Airport Information

Airport Lounges

  • Silk Route Lounges - There are two Silk Route Lounges, in the arrivals and departures sections. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: you can buy different packages that include access to one, two or three lounges. Prices range from $15 to $110 for three hours.
  • Business Lounge - Location: unknown. Hours: 24 hours. Lounge Access: $15 for three hours (maximum).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi and Internet access is available at Colombo Ratmalana Airport in designated areas.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Colombo Ratmalana Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Colombo on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Currency Exchange - Several banks are available landside and offer currency exchange services.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty free shops are available as well as a selection of shops, selling mostly electronics and gifts. All shops are open 24 hours.
  • Food & Drinks - There are several food concessions open 24 hours including: Burger King • Palm Strip Restaurant • Relax Inn Fast Food Outlet • Baristar Coffee Lanka • Deli Food and Spicy.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Yes, available in the departures hall. Hours: 24 hours. Cost: Rs.100 per baggage per day.
  • Porter Service - Porter service is available 24 hours a day and costs Rs.100.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminal.

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Last Updated: 06 May 2017

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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