There are 4 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla by plane, train, taxi or car

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  •  48 min

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

$237 - $544

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

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

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

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

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2300 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla is to fly which costs Rs. 38000 - Rs. 90000 and takes 48 min.

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

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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 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 Colombo Airport (CMB) to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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