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There are 3 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  2 h 55 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 Mirigama Colombo Commuter / ...

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama 21.7 miles

$10 - $13

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama 21.7 miles

$2 - $4

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama is to drive which costs Rs. 450 - Rs. 700 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama is to taxi which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2200 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kandalama is 30 km. The road distance is 34.8 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 850.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama is 35 km. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Kandalama. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama.
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  • Distance: 18.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Mirigama, then take the taxi to Kandalama. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kandalama.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandalama
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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