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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

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Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Station

$24 - $226

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Station Colombo - Matara

$2 - $4

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Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  2h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$78 - $329

Bus  •  5h 45m

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

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  1h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 97.6 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 97.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 480 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) station to Galle station. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Galle Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Galle is 132 km. The road distance is 156.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 18m and costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle, including transfers.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is 156 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle.
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  • Distance: 82.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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