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Map & Directions

Find your way to paradise

You can reach the island of Sri Lanka via one of two airports in the country.   

Depending on your port of arrival, your journey to the resort can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours. 

Airport Connections


Airport  Distance  
Hambantota Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) 35 kilometres
Colombo International Airport (CMB)240 kilometres

 Hambantota Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)  

Located just 35 kilometres south of Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, HRI is currently serviced by UAE carriers FlyDubai on a daily basis and Rotana Jet twice a week (Friday and Sunday).  

Colombo International Airport (CMB)  

Colombo International Airport (CMB) is served by a number of international and charter airlines, including Air China, Air India, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Emirates Air, Etihad Air, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Malaysian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Saudia, Sri Lankan Airlines and Turkish Airlines. 

Airport Transfers

To make your journey as seamless as possible, we provide car services from both Sri Lankan airports.

If you would like us to arrange airport transfers for you, please contact us seven days in advance at (94 11) 742 0700 or via email at slht@shangri-la.com.   

Alternatively, you may provide your travel details at least three days in advance when you book online. The rates for one-way transportation are provided below.

Hotel Limousine Charges

CMB Airport

Car Type Charges
Mercedes Benz E200 LKR 115,279
BMW 5 Series LKR 62,474
Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar LKR 44,625
8 Seater Dual A/C Van LKR 26,775
Toyota Axio (Corolla) LKR 22,312

HRI Airport

Car Type Charges
Mercedes Benz E200 LKR 23,800
BMW 5 Series LKR 22,312
Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar LKR 11,900
8 Seater Dual A/C Van LKR 8,925
Toyota Axio (Corolla) LKR 5,950

Sri Lanka Air Taxi Transfers

In partnership with Cinnamon Air, we offer an air taxi service from Colombo International Airport and Colombo City (Water's Edge) to Hambantota.

Guests of Shangri-La can take advantage of special fares when hiring this service. Please note all air taxis must be booked directly at www.cinnamonair.com using the promo code SHANGRILAC7.


Visa Requirements

Travellers to Sri Lanka visiting for tourism purposes must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to arrival. You can apply online at  www.eta.gov.lk/. 

Citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of Seychelles are exempt. 


(94 47) 788 8888



Sittrakala Estate, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka