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Colombo Ratmalana Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Colombo Ratmalana Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

RML Airport Overview

colombo ratmalana airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Colombo Ratmalana Airport.

What to Expect

Colombo Ratmalana Airport (code: RML) has two small terminals divided by domestic and international locales. Facilities may be limited, as we aren’t able to confirm the presence of eateries or shops. WiFi is available in designated areas. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter three airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Ratmalana Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ratmalana Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door:

  • 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 start at from $20 to $120 for three hours.
  • CIP Lounge – Location: unknown. Hours: 24 hours. Lounge Access:  3,000 LKR per person.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Ratmalana Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Ratmalana, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal entrance.

Bank Services – Bank of Ceylon offers currency exchange and basic banking services. Location: Departure Area.

Food & Drinks – Airport restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving Sri Lankan and European meals is located in the parking area. A cafeteria is also available inside the airport. Location: Unknown.

Information Center – The counter is available 24/7. Location: Departure lobby.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Hours: 24/7.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Porter Service – Available with a fee of Rs.100 per baggage.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Colombo Ratmalana airport is served by the following airlines: Air Senok • Cinnamon Air • FitsAir • Fly Southern• Lakwin • Serendib Airways • Sakurai • Skyline.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available outside the terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.