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

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Fly  •  1h 28m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI

$245 - $721

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Bus  •  8h 45m

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

$2 - $4

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Train, taxi  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara Colombo - Matara
  2. Take a taxi from Matara to Hambantota

$37 - $54

Train, bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara Colombo - Matara
  2. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Hambantota 32-1

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  3h 42m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota 167.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota 167.9 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota is to fly which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) station to Hambantota. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Hambantota via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Hambantota is 180 km. The road distance is 268.7 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota without a car is to train and taxi which takes 7h 12m and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 9500.

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It takes approximately 1h 28m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota is to fly which takes 1h 28m and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 130000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Hambantota station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota.
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  • Distance: 112.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 28m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Matara
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota is 269 km. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hambantota.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Hambantota. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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