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There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Negombo by bus, train, taxi, car, plane or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station 187-E CMB to Colombo

$4 - $6

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Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Negombo Colombo Commuter

$1

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Train via Katunayake South  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Negombo 24.1 miles

$11 - $14

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Negombo 24.1 miles

$2 - $5

Fly  •  37 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB

$23 - $209

Uber  •  32 min

  1. Take an Uber from Colombo to Negombo 24.1 miles

$7 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 150 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Negombo is to taxi which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 2400 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Negombo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Negombo is 31 km. The road distance is 38.6 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Negombo without a car is to bus which takes 56 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 1000.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from Colombo to Negombo, including transfers.

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Colombo to Negombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Negombo is to bus which takes 56 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 1000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 850 and takes 1 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs Rs. 4000 - Rs. 36000 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Colombo to Negombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Negombo station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 19.2 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Negombo, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT operates a bus from Colombo to Negombo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Negombo hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Negombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Uber Colombo
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Colombo to Negombo
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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INTERCITY GO
$11 - $14
uberTUK
$7 - $9
INTERCITY
$18 - $23
Budget Non Bag
$9 - $12
Zip
$10 - $13
Budget Bag
$11 - $14
HIRE GO
$10 - $13
UberGo
$10 - $14
Premium Bag
$13 - $17
2hr HIRE
$13 - $17
Premier
$13 - $17
Taxi from Colombo to Negombo
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Negombo is 39 km. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Colombo to Negombo.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 958+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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