There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo by plane, taxi, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, taxi  •  24 min

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

$23 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo

$1

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo 21 miles

$11 - $14

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo 21 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo 21 miles

$10 - $14

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

Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
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
Uber Colombo
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
uberGO
$11 - $15
X
$14 - $19
ZIP
$10 - $14
PREMIER
$15 - $19
Taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo?

The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Colombo is 27 km. The road distance is 34 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 130 and takes 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo?

The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo is to fly and taxi which takes 24 min and costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 36000.

Is there a direct bus between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Colombo?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo?

It takes approximately 24 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Colombo, including transfers.