There are 4 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya by train, bus, 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

Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake to Nooranagar Colombo Commuter

$23 - $30

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya 7

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya 88.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya 88.5 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya is to bus which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 450 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya is to taxi which takes 2 h 44 min and costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kalpitiya is 119 km. The road distance is 142 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Kalpitiya via Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 54 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake to Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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