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

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Train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Chilaw Colombo Commuter

$2 - $3

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Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw 33.7 miles

$16 - $20

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw 33.7 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw is to train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 470 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw is to taxi which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3300 and takes 59 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Chilaw is 46 km. The road distance is 53.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw without a car is to train which takes 4 h 32 min and costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 470.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw is 54 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Chilaw. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw.
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  • Distance: 28.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Chilaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Chilaw
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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