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There are 8 ways to get from Matara to Negombo by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly Koggala to Colombo  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$247 - $512

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$5 - $8

6 alternative options

Fly Dickwella to Colombo  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB

$297 - $571

Fly Koggala to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$45 - $232

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Colombo  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB

$283 - $814

Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to fly which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 90000 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Matara and Negombo is 160 km. The road distance is 184.6 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Negombo without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Matara to Negombo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Matara to Negombo is to fly which takes 1 h 15 min and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 90000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400 and takes 4 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1500 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Negombo is 185 km. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Matara to Negombo.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 953+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Matara to Negombo once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Matara to Negombo via Colombo Fort and Katunayake South in around 4 h 9 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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The best way to get from Matara to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

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