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

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Bus, train  •  3 h 40 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 Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $4

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 97.6 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 97.6 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$24 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 470 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) station to Galle station. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Galle Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Galle is 132 km. The road distance is 156.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 650.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle, including transfers.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle.

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  • Distance: 82.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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

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