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

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Fly  •  25m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO

$23 - $223

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Bus  •  45m

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo

$1

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Taxi  •  25m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah 20.1 miles

$9 - $12

Drive  •  25m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah 20.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  25m

  1. Take an Uber from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah 20.1 miles

$6 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah is to bus which costs Rs. 130 and takes 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah is to taxi which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100 and takes 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station station and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Pettah is 27 km. The road distance is 32.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah without a car is to bus which takes 45m and costs Rs. 130.

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It takes approximately 25m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah, including transfers.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah bus services, operated by Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT, arrive at Katunayake Airport Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah is to fly which takes 25m and costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 39000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 130 and takes 45m.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 15m.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah bus services, operated by Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah.
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  • Distance: 16.7 miles
  • Duration: 25m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
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
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Uber Colombo
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $8
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uber.com
INTERCITY GO
$10 - $13
Budget Non Bag
$9 - $12
INTERCITY
$17 - $21
uberTUK
$6 - $8
Premium Bag
$14 - $18
Budget Bag
$11 - $14
UberGo
$10 - $13
HIRE GO
$8 - $11
Zip
$10 - $13
2hr HIRE
$11 - $14
Premier
$12 - $16
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah
Ave. Duration
25m
Estimated price
$9 - $12

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah is 32 km. It takes approximately 25m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pettah.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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