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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle by bus, train, taxi, car, plane or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Kadawatha to Galle Bus Station Kadawatha

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3h 55m

  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 Fort Station to Galle Station Colombo

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 154.7 km

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle 154.7 km

Fly, bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the bus from Makumbra Multimodal Transport Center to Galle Bus Station

Towncar  •  1h 51m

  1. Take a town car from Colombo Airport to Galle 154.7 km

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to bus and train which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 2100 and takes 3h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is to taxi which takes 1h 51m and costs Rs. 25000 - Rs. 31000.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Galle is 130 km. The road distance is 154.7 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle without a car is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle is 155 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 2638+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at Rs. 11518 per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle.
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  • Distance: 130.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Kadawatha to Galle Bus Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 150 - Rs. 200 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4000 - Rs. 130000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kadawatha to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 150 - Rs. 200
Website
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/
Schedules at
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/times/
Standard
Rs. 150 - Rs. 200
Semi Lux
Rs. 210 - Rs. 260
AirCon
Rs. 290 - Rs. 330
Super Lux
Rs. 496
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 65 - Rs. 130
Website
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/
Schedules at
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/times/
Standard
Rs. 65 - Rs. 90
Semi Lux
Rs. 50 - Rs. 65
AirCon
Rs. 90 - Rs. 110
Super Lux
Rs. 166
Bus from Makumbra Multimodal Transport Center to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Website
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/
Schedules at
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/times/
Standard
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Semi Lux
Rs. 170 - Rs. 220
AirCon
Rs. 250 - Rs. 280
Super Lux
Rs. 427
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Estimated price
Rs. 25000 - Rs. 31000
Colombo Airport Taxi
Phone
+9476 61 61 881
Website
taxicolomboairport.com
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colombo Airport to Galle
Estimated price
Rs. 5500 - Rs. 9500

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