Getting to Amangalla


Located a two-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Amangalla is a storied hideaway, tucked within the atmospheric ramparts of Sri Lanka’s 17th-century Galle Fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Ensuring the most effortless of arrivals, Amangalla’s dedicated concierge team is on hand to assist with all travel planning, transfers and arrangements.


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International flights 

The nearest airport to Amangalla is Bandaranaike International (BIA), Sri Lanka’s main airport, located 30 kilometres north of Colombo. From here, it’s a two-hour drive to reach the resort.


Entry requirements/visas 

Sri Lanka offers an ETA electronic visa for all foreign nationals, which can be applied for in advance online. Aman recommends that all international guests refer to the official website for information on the latest entry requirements.


Airport transfers 

Amangalla is a two-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The Hotel’s dedicated concierge team can arrange upon request, VIP Fast Track Services with the airport for inbound assistance and vehicle transfers for a drive to Galle including SUV for couples and People Carrier for families or friends travelling together.  

By Helicopter, for clients who do not wish to drive from BIA, a one-hour helicopter option may be preferred and we can assist with recommendations as well as arrange the vehicle collection from the Helipad some 10 minutes away.

By daily Seaplane from Colombo to Koggala airport is a 25-minute drive from Amangalla and vehicle assistance can be arranged for collection from the airport. 

Flight duration to Sri Lanka

Flights flying into Bandaranaike International (BIA)

  • Maldives – 1hr 45min

  • Mumbai, India - 2hrs 31min

  • Bangkok, Thailand – 3hrs 10min

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 3hrs 30min

  • Dubai, UAE - 4hrs 35min 

  • Doha, Qatar – 4hrs 45min

  • Singapore, Asia – 4hrs 04min

  • Istanbul, Turkey - 8hrs 20min

  • London, England – 10hrs 45min

Travelling around Asia

Launch a multi-destination Aman journey in the region where it all began. With 25 resorts across 11 countries, it’s never been easier to linger for longer in Asia.

After experiencing the narrow streets, cinnamon estates and temples surrounding Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka’s south coast awaits - just an hour and a half long drive away - for a spoiling stay at beachside Amanwella in Tangalle, where wildlife safaris, surfing and whale watching are among the immersive activities. Easily twinned with India, Sri Lanka might also act as a starting point to explore the golden leopard-roamed Aravalli Hills around Amanbagh or the luxury tented suites of Aman-i-Khás in Ranthambore, Rajasthan’s premier tiger-prowled national park.


Travel luggage free 

Allow Aman to organise your luggage to be shipped from any destination ahead of an upcoming stay. Specialist couriers take care of luggage as well as equipment collected from home, office or further afield. 

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The Amangalla team is available to assist you with reservations and enquiries. Please contact us for further details.