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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$17 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3h 47m

  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 Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$12 - $15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 28m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.3 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to drive which costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1400 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 1h 28m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 57 km. The road distance is 74.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs Rs. 2900 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 74 km. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 58m

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
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
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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