Travel from Colombo-Airport-CMB to Galle-Sri-Lanka

Bus or train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, 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.

How to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle

ModeDurationPrice
From Colombo airport fly to Diyawanna Oya airport, taxi to Colombo Fort, then train to Galle.3 h 8 min$130
From Colombo Airport (CMB) taxi to Hatton airport, fly to Koggala airport, then taxi to Galle.3 h 8 min$167
From Katunayake Airport Bus Station line 187 bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, walk to Colombo Fort, then train to Galle.3 h 40 min$2
From Katunayake Airport Bus Station line 187 bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal then bus to Galle Bus Station.5 h 45 min$1
From Colombo Airport (CMB) taxi to Galle.1 h 54 min$92
From Colombo Airport (CMB) drive to Galle.1 h 54 min$14

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

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle, including transfers.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle. 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.

Operators from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle

OperatorPhoneWebsite
SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines
Cinnamon AirCinnamon Air
Sri Lanka RailwaysSri Lanka Railways
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT+942581120-29Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
National Transport Commission+94 011-2587372National Transport Commission
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    Colombo Airport (CMB) to Galle:

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      1 Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $24 - $227
      • Duration: 3 h 8 min
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        1 Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $24 - $227
        • Duration: 3 h 8 min
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      2 Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala
      • One-Way approx: USD $67 - $259
      • Duration: 3 h 8 min
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        2 Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala
        • One-Way approx: USD $67 - $259
        • Duration: 3 h 8 min
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      3 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $2 - $4
      • Duration: 3 h 40 min
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      4 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $2 - $3
      • Duration: 5 h 45 min
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        • Duration: 5 h 45 min
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      5 Taxi
      • One-Way approx: USD $75 - $95
      • Duration: 1 h 54 min
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      6 Drive
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      • Duration: 1 h 54 min
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