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

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Recommended option

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

2 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

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.

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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala?

The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kurunegala is 63 km. The road distance is 72 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala is to bus and train which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 450 and takes 3 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kurunegala?

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

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

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