There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 35 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 Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala 44.9 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala 44.9 miles

$5 - $8

Fly from Colombo, train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala

$24 - $225

Bus, fly to Katugastota  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$37 - $169

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala is to bus and train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 460 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala is to taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kurunegala is 63 km. The road distance is 71.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala is 72 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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 Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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