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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 24 min

  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 Rambukkana Colombo Commuter / ...

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.3 miles

$5 - $9

Bus, fly  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$37 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to drive which costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1400 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 57 km. The road distance is 74.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1700.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 74 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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

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There are 174+ hotels available in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Rambukkana, then take the taxi to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Rambukkana
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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