There are 3 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 37 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 Balapitiya Colombo Commuter / ...

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya 79.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya 79.7 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya is to bus and train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 450 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya is to taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Balapitiya is 101 km. The road distance is 127.5 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Balapitiya, including transfers.

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

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

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Balapitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Balapitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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