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

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Fly  •  48 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$237 - $543

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aukana Express Train

$19 - $26

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Dambulla

$32 - $43

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla 79.8 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla 79.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Dambulla is 114 km. The road distance is 127.7 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla is to fly which takes 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla is 128 km. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 694+ hotels available in Dambulla. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 71 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Aukana
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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