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There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Bentota by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$5 - $7

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Bus, night train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Bentota Express Train

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Bentota 71.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Bentota 71.4 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, taxi  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Bentota

$53 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Bentota is to train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1200 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Bentota is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 46000 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Bentota is 89 km. The road distance is 114.2 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Bentota without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Negombo to Bentota, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Bentota is 114 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Negombo to Bentota.

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

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There are 702+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Bentota.
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  • Distance: 55.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Negombo, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Negombo to Bentota via Katunayake South and Colombo Fort in around 3 h 51 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
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 Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Colombo Fort to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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